Of Monsters and Men

By Barnaby Cullen |   ‘He also had no eyes… the mouth was nearly the same as that of a rabid dog, inside it had three black teeth, above a broad white finger bone, pointed like a sturgeon’s rostrum … which was horrible to behold.’   This rather gruesome quote is taken from the Erclerug […]

Smelling the Paper Flowers: Nature Brought to Life from Ad vivum to Virtuality

By Saara Penttinen | An ad vivum image is often understood as meaning something created “from life”, as in as a direct result of natural observation. The phrase was somewhat fashionable in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, used by naturalists, poets, and scholars trying to depict the relationship between art and nature. There is, however, […]