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Just superb! François Desprez. 1565. More to come. See also: Pantagruel II.
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What a great find! Nearly contemporary with Rabelais, too… I look forward to seeing more. I’d not heard of Desprez before.
wow I do believe I love this site
A selection of these images is available as a Dover book, Curious and Fantastic Creatures: 122 Bizarre Beings, ISBN 0486284638
Thanks Stewart. Here's the Dover link or go here for a look inside (first time I've done that. Basta! Can't even take a decent screencap) $6.95.
Oh yeah, thanks Popeye. I put the reference to this work (the BVH site you linked to) in the second Pantagruel post.
Letting you know I've used a couple of the images above to create a background image for my Twitter homepage, here: http://twitter.com/sflyonsBreathtaking collection of stuff you have on this site. I've never seen anything like it.
would like to think that "modern" art is not always done today.old masters in their relation to reality, very modern.Without exception they are different from us so that all your fantasies projected onto his era. And we (almost) always send all of their fantasies in the past .. (
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