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Le Rhinocéros

Painting

Author

By (artist) Aloys Zötl

Description

Aloys Zötl
"Here I am proposing my own personal choice, which-far from any desire to be authoritarian and definitive-is, on the contrary, an invitation to each individual to make his own choice. First because beauty is a personal affair [...] and then because the affinities that we may feel in regard to this or that animal space proceeds from reasons which often are not ruled by our consciousness.
I like [...] Le Semnopithèque from 1839 [...], La Loutre and Rana varia (one of the most beautiful Max Ernst's I know) from 1863, [...] Le Rhinocéros from 1872 (Oh, powerful marvel of ponderousness and grace) [...]" José Pierre (Julio Cortazar (texte de), Giovanni Mariotti (introduction de), José Pierre (postface de), Aloys Zötl (1803-1887), Milan, Franco Maria Ricci, 1976, p. 140-144).

Bibliography

- Julio Cortazar (texte de), Giovanni Mariotti (introduction de), José Pierre (postface de), Aloys Zötl (1803-1887), Milan, Franco Maria Ricci, 1976, rep.p. 91, p. 141, p. 151

Creation date1872
Date of publication 1872
LanguagesFrench
Physical description44,1 x 55,4 cm (17 7/8 x 21 7/8 in.) - Gouache sur papier
From / ProvenanceVente aux enchères publiques du 14 mars 1958, à l'Hôtel Drouot
Size44,10 x 55,40 cm
Breton Auction, 2003Lot 4429
Keywords, ,
CategoriesModern Paintings
Permanent linkhttps://www.andrebreton.fr/en/work/56600100188160