Friday, December 24, 2010

Butterfly Factory

Carl Mydans, Vladimir Nabokov chasing butterflies, 1958 

 Carl Spitzweg, The Butterfly Catcher, 1840

 Randolph Caldecott (1846-86), The Professor's Class

 French School, Held Aloft by Umbrellas and Butterflies, Men and Women Fly Out of Windows

 Goya, They have flown, plate 61 of 'Los caprichos', 1799

 Toyen, Sleeper, 1937

 Irina Polin, Butterfly 2009

 Martin Eder, Good Bye, 2008

 André Breton chasing butterflies with Benjamin Péret in St.-Cirq, c. 1959

Hotel of Sparks
by André Breton

The philosophical butterfly
Alights on the rosy star
And that makes a window in hell
The masked man is still standing in front of the naked woman
Whose hair glides like in the morning the light on a streetlamp that has not been extinguished
The learned furniture urges on the room that juggles
With its rose-windows
Its circular sunbeams
Its glass mouldings
Within which a geometric sky is turning blue
In memory of the inimitable breast
Now the cloud of a garden passes over the head of the man who has just sat down
And is cutting in two the woman with the bust of magic and the Parma eyes
It is the hour when the polar bear with the highly intelligent look
Stretches himself and counts a day

 André Breton, Le déclin de la société bourgeoise, about 1935 - 1940

 Max Ernst, Und die Schmetterlinge beginnen zu singen. Illustrationsvorlage zu 'La femme 100 têtes', Paris 1929

 Max Bucaille (1906-1992), Untitled (Butterfly)

 Jindřich Štyrský, Alabastrová ručička ["Little Alabaster Hand"], 1940

 Edith Rimmington, The Decoy, 1948

 David E. Scherman, Woman wearing a mask to the masked ball, Paris 1946

 Julien Pacaud

 Jo Whaley, Sphinx pereleganis

 Krysztof Wladika

 Jozef Mehoffer (1869-1946), The Strange Garden, n.d.

 Berthe Morisot, The Butterfly Hunt, 1874

 Michelangelo Maestri, Cupid led by butterflies, c. 1800

 William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Flora and Zephyr, 1875

 Toyen (Maria Cerminova), Cover für Jindrich Heislers "Nur die Turmfalken brunzen ruhig auf die 10 Gebote", 1939

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75007 Paris 

 Julien Pacaud, Butterfly Factory

 Frida Kahlo, Self-Portrait, 1940

 Larry Rivers, Madame Butterfly, 1978

 Terry Richardson

 Jean-Baptiste Oudry, Still Life of Dead Birds and Cherries, 1712

 Pierre Roy, Butterflies No. 1 and No. 2, 1931, oil on canvas

 Dali, Allegorie de soie

 Madame Yevonde, 4th July, 1938

 Vincent Van Gogh, Great Peacock Moth

 Andy Warhol, Butterfly


 Leonard Koscianski, Flowers That Fly, 2008

 Yousuf Karsh, Vladimir Nabokov, 1972