Glenn Brown etchings from 2008… with his usual taste for appropriation, Brown began by scanning and overlaying portraits by sixteenth century painter Urs Graf, Rembrandt, and Lucian Freud, before etching the resulting image, at once familiar yet disturbingly altered. An unusual departure for Brown, who although somewhat disparaging about the process of printmaking, has made a series of prints which complement the appropriation and compelling complexity of his paintings.
"Death is going to happen to you — whether you want it to or not — and you’re never going to be completely comfortable with it. But it’s an important process, and please consider facing it."
Nunzio Paci | on tumblr
Anatomy of a winged. Pencil, oil, bitumen on canvas, 180x150 cm (2013)
There is a cage inside me. Pencil, oil, bitumen on canvas, 200x180 cm (2013)
Deer man. Pencil, oil, enamel, resins on canvas, 100x80 cm (2013)
Cannibal equines. Pencil, oil, enamel, resins, bitumen on canvas, 200x175 cm (2013)
Muscles and flesh you were, blood and leaves you will go back. Pencil and oil on canvas, 130x100 cm (2014)
Artist on Tumblr
Nunzio Paci | on tumblr (b.1977, Italy)
Nunzio Paci is an artist living and working in Italy. His whole work deals with the relationship between man and Nature, in particular with animals and plants. The focus of his observation is body with its mutations. The intention is to explore the infinite possibilities of life, in search of a balance between reality and imagination. © All images courtesy of the artist
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Recently acquired used litho roller arrived two whole days early from @printzero of @printshopco can’t wait to get working with this! Need to build a roller rack first! #printmaking #lithography #luckyprintmaker (at Lucky Day Press)
Illustrations of surgical instruments by Nicolas-Henri Jacob for Jean-Baptiste Marc Bourgery, who in 1830
“began work on Traité complet de l’anatomie de l’homme comprenant la médecine operatoire, a masterpiece on human anatomy that was published in eight volumes.
Bourgery worked on the atlas until his death in 1849, with the last volume being published posthumously. The finished work contained 2108 pages of folio-sized text and 726 hand-colored lithographs. The illustrative work was performed by Nicolas-Henri Jacob (1782–1871), who was a student of famed painter Jacques-Louis David (1748–1825).
"The first five volumes of Traité complet de l’anatomie de l’homme dealt with descriptive anatomy; volumes six and seven covered surgical anatomy; and the last volume discussed general and philosophical anatomy. It is considered to be one of the most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated anatomical works ever published.”
I am a sucker for tools even if they’re not of my trade…
I’m back from Ecuador! Here’s my favorite picture from the trip. (And one of my favorite moments as well.)
Throw back to last years’ adventures in Ecuador!