October 09, 2003

Švankmajer

I had no idea that Czech animator Jan Švankmajer works in other media too: notably sculpture and graphic art.

Natural History: Tab. 1; etching/aquatint by Jan Švankmajer.

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Natural History: Tab. 2; etching/aquatint by Jan Švankmajer.

All but the last of the present images apparently belong to the ‘Natural History’ section of a series of works collectively entitled Švankmajer’s Encyclopædia, or Švank-Meyer’s Bilderlexicon.

Natural History: Tab. 3; etching/aquatint by Jan Švankmajer.

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Natural History: Tab. 8; etching/aquatint by Jan Švankmajer.

Švankmajer’s art brings together so many of my fascinations that I could kick myself for not having found out about it sooner. I’m grateful to Michael Brooke, for his excellent Švankmajer website, Alchemist of the Surreal, and, once again, to Sig. Mori for posting a link to it at cipango.

Natural History: Tab. 10; etching/aquatint by Jan Švankmajer.

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Arcimboldesque Head; etching/aquatint by Jan Švankmajer.

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Posted by misteraitch at October 9, 2003 11:39 AM | TrackBack
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Amazing and nice pictures! :)

Posted by: mentiroso on October 10, 2003 12:09 PM

im totally agree whit you ... i will like to have know it before... but is now thw moment...
all the fascination...

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Posted by: Joss on January 23, 2007 08:12 PM
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