Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beautiful Painting by David Tomlin

Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful

40”H x 30”W x 2.25″D | Acrylic with resin on canvas (framed), ©2014

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The functions of the elaborate iridescent coloration and large “train” of peacocks have been the subject of extensive scientific debate. Charles Darwin suggested they served to attract females; others have proposed that these features acted as honest signals of the males’ fitness, since less fit males would be disadvantaged by the difficulty of surviving with such large and conspicuous structures.

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