Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Goodly Huge Cabinet

"with a small compass a model of the universal made private ....a goodly, huge cabinet, wherein whatsoever the hand of man by exquisite art or engine has made rare in stuff, form or motion; whatsoever the singularity, chance and shuffle of things hath produced; whatsoever Nature hath wrought in things that want life and may be kept; shall be sorted and included." Francis Bacon 1594

In a frantic search and dig through all the myriad CRAP that accumulates in my studio, ran across this description of a Wunderkammer by Francis Bacon that used to hang over my bench in grad school. Seemed fitting....

...and here's a Remedios Varo piece

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