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June 14, 2004 4:40 AM   Subscribe

Wonderfully surreal. Five galleries of (literally) fantastic, mostly figurative images by Maggie Taylor. Serendipity has me reading Perdido Street Station at the moment, and these quaintly eerie portraits seem almost as though they could have been plucked from Miéville's mythic population of bizarre Remades, uncanny constructs and outlandish alien races. Beautiful. (Click the eye.)
posted by taz (9 comments total)
Just my two pence about Perdido Street Station and Mr Mieville who I think has a great scope and imagination, typically European in its approach, intelligent and needing David Lynch to make the film - great images taz.
posted by Samuel Farrow at 5:52 AM on June 14, 2004

Perdido is definitely a film waiting to happen, very, very good book (and the art is deep in the creepy valley)
posted by zeoslap at 6:00 AM on June 14, 2004

Very filmic, but a book in search of a better ending I'd say.
posted by biffa at 6:27 AM on June 14, 2004

Nice links and recommendations, thanks!
posted by carter at 6:48 AM on June 14, 2004

Nice links! My partner has turned me on to the underrecognized Spanish surrealist Remedios Varo as well while we are talking about fantasy art.
posted by KirkJobSluder at 8:29 AM on June 14, 2004

posted by rushmc at 9:14 AM on June 14, 2004

Wonderful, Kirk! Here's another site where you can see somewhat larger images of her (Varo's) work. I really like the sort of steam-punk-surreal-pulp-mysty-ness of some of these, like the last one on this page of oil paintings.
posted by taz at 9:41 AM on June 14, 2004

fascinating, thanks
posted by matteo at 11:37 AM on June 14, 2004

Biffa: My thoughts exactly. The book was incredible for about the first half, at which point it started dragging and the whole of the end was stretched out and dull. A real shame.
posted by adrianhon at 2:16 PM on June 14, 2004

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