Originally painted by the circle of Jan van Kessel in the 1660's, these gorgeous birds - including a Bird of Paradise, Heron, and Painted Peacock - have migrated out of the iconic painting Study of Birds and Monkey and into a set of timeless (but temporary!) tattoos. Created by Tattly in partnership with the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.
The Painted Plumage Set contains two each of Birds in Flight (Detail), Bird of Paradise (Detail), Heron (Detail), Painted Peacock (Detail), a Tattly Sponge, and a card insert illustrating the paintings showcasing the natural environments in which the birds were depicted.
Each set comes packaged in a card stock sleeve with a full-color photo on the front, and contains 8 tattoos and a single Tattly Sponge.
About the Artist
Jan van Kessel the Elder was born into a family of artists and was member of the famous Flemish dynasty of painters of the Brueghel family. He specialized in small-scale pictures of subjects gleaned from the natural world such as floral still lifes and allegorical series showing animal kingdoms, the four elements, the senses, or the parts of the world. Obsessed with picturesque detail, van Kessel worked from nature and used illustrated scientific texts as sources for filling his pictures with objects represented with almost scientific accuracy.