These images are micrographs of 1-3mm wide areas of calcite crystals and are of such 'artistic' quality that we decided to designate them as the work of a forgotten Italian C17 master, C(arlo) Alcite - many visitors to the website are duly fooled! The 'drawings' are captured from the surfaces of the rhomboidal crystals, the 'watercolours' by taking multiple images down their sloping surfaces and then generating a focussed image. Although primarily a landscapist, the range of Alcite's work is extraordinary, from architectural studies to what is surely the first pizza in art. The images come 'straight from the microscope' with no digital 'manipulation'.
To see more, please visit www.carloalcite.squarespace.com.