JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
I just wanted to share in this very quick posting the extraordinary work of the Russian artist Sergy Tyukanov (b.1955), who paints/etches/draws fantastic images calling freely on legendary literature, folktales, history, philosophy, as well as the work of some earlier masters (as in the Bruegels and Bosch, seen in the last two images). If you follow the link to his website you'll find that some of these images--which in their nature seem to be telling you that they are enormous works--are actually very small, on the order of one square foot. Fabulist artists like this, especially those anthropomorphizing their subjects, have always been of great interest to me. ANd I've got to say that Tyukanov's architecturals remind me very strongly of ideas in the 18th century French visionary architects like Lequeu and Boullee and Ledoux.