Medusa's Menagerie: Otto Marseus Van Schrieck and the Scholars (英語) ハードカバー – 2018/3/15
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This porous relationship between art and science fueled van Schriek’s friendships with scholars such as Johannes Swammerdam and Cassiano dal Pozzo, and inspired his membership in a broader international republic of scholars. Titled after one of van Schriek’s most famous paintings, Medusa’s Menagerie situates the artist for the first time within the context of his scholarly contemporaries, revealing an unknown side of the Golden Century of Netherlandish painting, and illuminating how scientific advances influenced the region’s artistic fascination with the dark, the hidden, and the uncanny.
"It is part of the charm of these paintings that they are as much works of Marseus's imagination as of scientific observation. This is what is so beguiling about his art--one can see in it changing modes of thought at work, a gradual groping toward a world of scientific accuracy, even as the arrangement of the lush, unearthly plants and the animals, with their wonderful, quizzical expressiveness, seems to spring from the mind of the painter, presented for maximum visual appeal and delight." --Chris Carroll "New York Review of Books "商品の説明をすべて表示する