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Abysmal creatures

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Bezdna (Abyss). A couple of film posters from a time when poster artists weren’t prevented from treating their subject in a symbolic manner. Both these designs are the work of one M. Kalmanson (and I’m assuming here that the scant information is accurate), and both are for Russian films produced in 1917. Beautiful Century alerted […]

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Fascinating tentacula

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Histioteuthis ruppellii. Suckered pseudopods flex and writhe again this week with simultaneous postings at BibliOdyssey and Sci-Fi-O-Rama. Coincidence or some cephalopodic zeitgeist thing? You decide. BibliOdyssey has a fine set of natural history plates showing various squid and octopuses while Sci-Fi-O-Rama presents a small collection of illustrations by Barnaby Ward. If it’s boys and tentacles […]

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Robert Gligorov

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Endo #6 (2000). More photography pushing the boundary between recording and invention. I’ve no idea what’s happening in Endo #6 but that’s surely part of the attraction of this kind of image. Via Aeris Morpheme. Scultura del Cavolo (2001). Previously on { feuilleton } • The art of Rune Olsen

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Thomas Paul’s sealife

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Thomas Paul’s melamine plates parallel Laura Zindel’s ceramics in their borrowing of natural history engravings. Anything which brings tentacles into home furnishing gets a vote here and the octopus design at the top right can also be found on Paul’s cushion designs. Jeff VanderMeer would probably bemoan the absence of the squid but I took […]

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The art of Rune Olsen

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For Everything I Long to Do (2005/08). A sculpture which resurrects the old tentacle sex motif, part of a series of sculpted works by Rune Olsen exploring unusual erotic permutations; this one of a naked man sniffing round the hind quarters of a wolf (?) also caught my attention. The octopoid sculpture reminds me that […]

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