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Walton Ford. Pancha Tantra. Updated Edition

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Walton Ford. Pancha Tantra. Updated Edition

By  Bill Buford , Artist  Walton Ford
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At first glance, Walton Ford's large-scale, highly detailed watercolors of animals recall the prints of 19th-century illustrators John James Audubon and Edward Lear. A closer look reveals a complex and disturbingly anthropomorphic universe, full of symbols, sly jokes, and allusions to the 'operatic' quality of traditional natural history.

In this stunning but sinister visual universe, beasts and birds are not mere aesthetic objects but dynamic actors in allegorical struggles: a wild turkey crushes a small parrot in its claw; a troupe of monkeys wreaks havoc on a formal dinner table; an American buffalo is surrounded by bloodied white wolves. In dazzling watercolor, the images impress as much for their impeccable realism as they do for their complex narratives.

First available as a signed and limited volume, this updated edition of Pancha Tantra is the most comprehensive survey of Ford's oeuvre to date, with 40 new works, more than 120 additional pages, and a new essay by the artist. It features dazzling details, an in-depth exploration of his visual universe, a complete biography, and excerpts from his textual inspirations: from Indian folktales and the letters of Benjamin Franklin to the Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini and Audubon's Ornithological Biography.Also available in an Art Edition limited to 100 copies, each with a print signed by Walton Ford

ISBN: 9783836578158

ISBN-10: 9783836578158

Publisher: Taschen

Publication Date: 07/12/2020 - 12:00am

On Sale: 04/15/2020 - 12:00am

Pages: 424

Language: English

Categories

Individual Artists - Monographs

Subjects & Themes - Plants & Animals

Techniques - Watercolor Painting

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