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Mortimer was a master of the 'hybrid' which André Chastel defined as:
the form that, with a feeling of whimsy and caprice, confounds the image of the species, combining animate and inanimate, vegetable and animal, bestial and human, in a state of continuous metamorphosis.
The Romantics recognised that their insistence on the significance of the Self meant an acceptance of the human capacity for opposing sentiments: violence and tenderness; sense and savagery.
(Monsters and Maidens, 2004)
- Revengeful monster
- Production date
- 155 x 227 mm
- Credit line
- Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1982
- Accession no
- No known copyright restrictions
- International Art
- Display status
- Not on display
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