Predators (2021)

Superb 19th-century German zoological prints that I disfigured by superimposing fluorescent acrylic silhouettes, some of which refer to features depicted in the prints, while others are totally unrelated. The source of this inspiration was my vague recollection of the never-reread  17th-century French literary classic, La Fontaine’s Fables or of various French or German animal tales, which I attribute to the Age of Enlightenment.

Des planches zoologiques allemandes du XIXe siècle, superbes, que je me suis autorisé à abimer en leur superposant des silhouettes à l’acrylique fluorescent, prenant appui sur des éléments de l’image, ou les ignorant. Dans la tête, le vague souvenir des jamais relues Fables de la Fontaine ou de certains contes animaliers, français ou allemands, que je situe à l’âge des Lumières.

 


Predators 01 (Raubtiere bis 01), 33×42 (sold).
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Predators 02 (Raubtiere bis 02), 33×42.
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Predators 03 (Raubtiere bis 03), 33×42.
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Predators 04 (Raubtiere bis 04), 33×42.
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Predators 05 (Raubtiere bis 05), 33×42.
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Predators 06 (Raubtiere bis 06), 33×42.
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Predators 07 (Raubtiere bis 07), 33×42.
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Predators 08 (Raubtiere bis 08), 33×42.
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The first presentation of this series here.

 

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