Monday Portrait: amuseum
I have a complicated relationship with magazines, but my defence mechanism failed on sight of this one.
can explain itself better than I can, but it irresistibly resists classification.
Praise for amuseum aside, the cover by
provoked a 5 minute research project into monkeys & art.
The tumlbr page
Monkeys in Art History
has provided an excellent introduction to the subject.
Skeleton of a monkey sitting on the stump of a tree, c.1730-32,
From: W. Cheselden, Osteographia, or the anatomy of the Bones, 1733.
Lajos Kassák: Animal-collage, 1923
And before I put this subject away for the day, I googled "monkey as Hamlet" and of course there are pages of images.......
Ape with Skull, by Hugo Rheinhold, c. 1893 CE.
Y, The Last Man
. Now I can stop.
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