19.2.09

Double-edged


De doble filo. About the grotesque in the visual arts, by Mariano Akerman, 2008. Scholar and research purposes exclusively

Motif from the central panel of Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion (Francis Bacon, 1944) and its visual source of inspiration from Maladies de la bouche (Ludwig Grünwald, 1903). Original research. Comparison by Mariano Akerman. 2008. All rights reserved.

Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Francis Bacon, Hans Bellmer, Cornelis Bos, Hieronymus Bosch, Nicoletto da Modena, Jacques Callot, Honoré Daumier, John Deakin, Fermín Eguía, Max Ernst, Cornelis Floris, James Gillray, Francisco de Goya, Joris Hoefnagel, Christoph Jamnitzer, Keller, Santos Machen, René Magritte, Quentin Metsys, Joan Miró, Nine, Méret Oppenheim, José Guadalupe Posada, Raphael Sanzio, Quino, Scopas, Giovanni da Udine, Adam van Vianen, Vasari, Antoine Watteau, Paul Andreas Weber, other artists whose names I don't know (yet), and myself.


Jean-Michel Folon, Regarding Day and Night (A propósito del día y la noche), watercolor on paper, 1988-89




DOUBLE-EDGED 1. Having two edges that can be used; having two cutting edges. 2 Having a dual purpose; having two meanings; effective or capable of being interpreted in two ways. Double-edged sword - literally, a sword which cuts on either side; metaphorically, an argument which makes both for and against the person employing it, or which has a double meaning. Featuring: French Medieval hybrid; Giuseppe Arcimboldo; Italian Renaissance grotteschi or sogni dei pittori; Francis Bacon; Quentin Metsys; Keller; Quino; Roman Domus Aurea; Paul-Andreas Weber

DE DOBLE FILO 1. Arma blanca que tiene filo por ambos bordes de la hoja. 2. Cosa o acción que puede obrar en contra de lo que pretende. Incluidos: Híbrido medieval francés; Archimboldo; Grutesco renacentista italiano; Francis Bacon; Quentin Metsys; Keller; Quino; Domus Aurea; Paul-Adreas Weber

6 comments:

Gabriela Stegmann said...

Mariano sos una fuente inagotable de inquietudes.

Joan Pohl said...

The slide show is great, brilliant !

Aemen Javairia said...

Really well done! A few images made me slightly scared though! Chocolates with razor? :P They engender new paranoias.

Francisca Frangipan said...

Este es el tipo de arte que me gusta: muy inspirador.

Liber Vigo said...

Mariano querido, admiro tu constancia, tu creatividad, tu perseverancia en seguir descubriendo en los medios digitales el modo de hacer arte con el arte, tuyo y de los otros, y el film me gusta mucho: me parece ¡HERMOSO! Realmente, te admiro por la dedicación y la recreación, la creación que siempre te define, y te quiero mucho. ¡Tus obras son balsámicas!

Eric Frisson said...

Attractive and scary. Definitely bold.