Nîmes December 2021

You are cordially invited to a presentation of my new work in progress, Raubtiere bis (Prédateurs), on Saturday, 4 December, (5 – 8 pm) at l’atelier-galerie Étant Donné, 7 Rue du Courtieu, Nîmes.

Illustrations.

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.

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.

 

 

 

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