Madeline von Foerster
July 9, 2011 12:15 PM   Subscribe

The Art of Madeline von Foerster (nsfw).

Her latest exhibition, "The Golden Toad," is showing at the Roq La Rue in Seattle. [Via]
posted by homunculus (14 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I would totally have tried to buy this one if it had not already been sold: Bufo Periglenes

also, I don't get what's not safe for work about this...are paintings of bodies verboden by some places of work?
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike at 12:26 PM on July 9, 2011

gorgeous, thanks for posting
posted by muchalucha at 12:38 PM on July 9, 2011

This is wonderful. Thank you.

Philosopher Dirtbike - there are breasts! And nipples! Nothing even remotely sexual, of course, but just think -
what if a child should see it! Look, I don't really get it either, but there are people who really are super hyper-sensitive to this kind of thing, and, worse, but more importantly, workplaces where viewing such images could mean the end of your job, so... yeah. NSFWFTEUT.

posted by motty at 12:41 PM on July 9, 2011

I want a Frog Cabinet.
posted by Gator at 12:48 PM on July 9, 2011

Wowee zowee. Opened that first link and such a big smile of excitement. Thank you for sharing this visual feast homunculus. Such good combination of treasure, jewels, biology, wild animals, mystery, knick knacks, science, Medieval, some Cornell ideas thrown in like this one with a different take on his Bebe Marie.

She's supposedly 35 but looks all of 25, maybe.

Such finesse, sumptuous colors, lovely birds, animals, textures, to explore.

So enjoying this.
posted by nickyskye at 1:10 PM on July 9, 2011

Oh, this wonderfully reminds me of another one of my favorite artists, Mark Ryden. Thanks for this!
posted by Kitteh at 1:57 PM on July 9, 2011

Oh my God. Amazing.
posted by FAMOUS MONSTER at 2:03 PM on July 9, 2011

posted by rmhsinc at 2:43 PM on July 9, 2011

I love these! There's something a little reminiscent of Jacek Yerka and the Codex Seraphinianus in most of these; the warm, homely juxtaposing of natural and artificial shapes, as well as the usage of classical styles to convey very strange subjects...

I love the armored whale and the vine ladies. That's probably the happiest sentence I'm going to say today.
posted by byanyothername at 2:56 PM on July 9, 2011 [1 favorite]

This post reminds me of how I haven't completed building and illustrating my personal Tarot deck.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 3:50 PM on July 9, 2011

Wonderful: Full of wonder. Of course there are so many precedents to this artist's work - even Surrealism, which is so often bowdlerized - but that doesn't mean this isn't sui generis. Thanks.
posted by kozad at 8:51 PM on July 9, 2011

Codex Seraphinianus is to encyclopedias as this is to cabinets of curiosities. This is what the Victoria and Albert museum would be like if Prince Albert and William Morris did a heroic amount of Peyote or LSD every morning before they started work.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 10:07 PM on July 9, 2011

Philosopher Dirtbike: also, I don't get what's not safe for work about this...are paintings of bodies verboden by some places of work?


Female nudity is NSFW by definition.
posted by IAmBroom at 8:14 AM on July 10, 2011

Very cool. I love modern faux-Renaissance art.
posted by Saxon Kane at 8:28 AM on July 10, 2011

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