Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Dieter Asmus, Frog Test (Dr. Rock), 1983

 Martin Eder, Friendship, 2009

 Alexis Rockman, Proterosuchus Mating, 1998

 Alfred Kubin, Untitled, c. 1900

 Mi-Mi Moscow, Frog can fly, 2005

 Paul Conroy

 Pentti Sammallahti, Ristasaari, Finland, 1974

 Igor Siwanowicz

The Old Lizard
By Federico García Lorca (1st stanza)

In the parched path
I have seen the good lizard
(one drop of crocodile)
With his green frock-coat
of an abbot of the devil,
his correct bearing
and his stiff collar,
he has the sad air
of an old professor.
Those faded eyes
of a broken artist,
how they watch the afternoon
in dismay!

 Agostino Arrivaben, Camaleonte in estasi per una tartaruga svuotata, 2004

 William Blake, The Temptation and Fall of Eve, 1808

  Colette Calascione, Tickle, 2000

"In a word, my dear, I am an amphibious creature: I love everything, everyone, whatever it is, it amuses me; I should like to combine every species."
Marquis de Sade, Philosophy in the Bedroom (1795)

 Graciela Iturbide, Nuestra Señora de las iguanas, 1979

 The 79th lithographic plate from Ernst Haeckel's Kunstformen der Natur (1904) depicts a variety of lizards, or Lacertilia.

 Albert Renger-Patzsch, Snake Head, 1928

Hugo Simberg, Haukotteleva käärme, 1899

 Pierre Roy, Danger on the Stairs, 1927

Louis Moe (1857-1945), Hydra

 John Armstrong, Acrobats, 1927

 Martin Eder, The Performance, 2000s

 Funny Frogs:

 Martin Kippenberger, Feet First, 1990

 Oskar Kokoschka, Loreley, 1941

 Fernand Pelez, Grimaces et misères, Les saltimbanques (Detail), 1888

 René Magritte, The Sea of Flames, 1945

 Georg Scholz, Industrial Farm Family, 1920

 N. C. Wyeth, User Of Opium, 1914

 Paolo Uccello, Saint George and the Dragon, 1456

Dubossarsky & Vinogradov, Yes, we can ! 2009

 J.A.S. Collin de Plancy. Dictionnaire Infernal. Paris : E. Plon, 1863

 Illustration by John Bauer in 1911 for Our Fathers' Godsaga by Viktor Rydberg

 Maxfield Parrish, The Reluctant Dragon, 1901

 Alfred Kubin, Adoration, 1900

 A. Paul Weber, The Rumor, 1943

 Richard Müller, Archer IV, 1920

 Alphonse Mucha, Le Pater, c. 1900

 M. C. Escher, Reptiles, 1943

 Maria Sibylla Graff Merian, Alligator and Snake, 1730

 Franz Sedlacek, Blumenstück (Flower Piece), 1922

 From 'Frauenzimmer Gesprechspiele', by Georg Philipp Harsdörffer, 1646

 Gustave Doré, Illustration to Milton's Paradise Lost, 1866

 William Blake, Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790s

 Arnold Böcklin, The Pest, 1898

 Michelangelo, The Brazen Serpent, Fresco, Cappella Sistina, Vatican, 1511

 Caravaggio, Self-Portrait, 1596

 Carlos Schwabe, Medusa, 1895

 Pieter Pauwel Rubens, The Head of Medusa, 1617

 Henry Fuseli, Thor Battering The Mitgard Serpent, 1790

 Richard Müller, Archer, 1919

  Józef Mehoffer, Medusa II, 1904

 Edward Okuń, Wojna i my, 1923

 John Singer Sargent, Orestes Pursued by the Furies, 1921

Adolphe Mossa, Self-portrait, 1910s 

 Pierre Roy, A Naturalist's Study, 1928

 Peter Blume, Untitled, c. 1940

 Enrico Baj, L’Apocalisse, 1978

 David Hockney, Jungle Boy, 1964

 Charles Avery, Untitled (The One Armed Snake Bar), 2009


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