Friday, August 13, 2010

La Femme de 100 Tetes

In the late 1920's, Max Ernst became fascinated with steel cut engraved illustrations in old books. He took images from novels, scientific journals, encyclopedias and used them to make collages. The steel cut, mechanical technique used for the commercial illustrations of the 19th century became a conduit for provoking his creative subconcious. He was able to produce disturbing images that seemed to be seamlessly perfect in a graphic sense...
The results were a few "Novels". Collections of images that were connected by a surrealist theme. One "Novel" was Une Semaine de Bonte (A Week of Goodness) and another was 
Le Femme de 100 Tetes (The Woman With 100 Heads). This is a page from La Femme.


Engineer of Knowledge said...

Hello Microdot,
This is what I love about your blog. To be exposed to your art background and I never who have known about this Le Femme de 100 Tetes had it not been for you. I just love it.

Keep up the good work my are the best.

mud_rake said...

This is why I 'feed' here too, Engineer. Every time i arrive, my personal lesson, Educating Mudrake, begins anew.