About the Book
The process of hybridization generates chimera artifacts from objects originating from heterogeneous cultures. Eminently compatible are: The Death Cult in Oceania and some perfectly ridiculous Rococo objects. Praxiteles and Voodoo fetishes. The lack of sfumato in Ingres and the Photoshop magic image-cutting wand. Courbet’s direct pornography and Duchamp’s subtle eroticism. Macrophotography used on insects and on 14th century polychromous wood virgins. Mayan art and… almost everything else. Art Nouveau jewelry and Cycladic art statuettes. Easter Island statues and Matthew Barney. Roman statuary and semi-organic protheses. Arcimboldo and the Japanese wooden Buddhas from the 16th century. Marble busts of Empire Marshals and African masks. 19th century trinkets and car motors.