Aloys Zotl Art Book

by: Victor Frances

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Contrées de Aloys Zötl by Victor Frances / ISBN 9782915677348 / a large 95-page hardcover published by Editions Langlaude in 2011 / one copy, like new with light shelf wear only

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From wikipedia: Aloys Zötl (1803 – 1887) was an Austrian painter...He is notable for his painting of fantastical animals and other natural history subjects. Decades after his death in 1887 in Eferding, Zötl's work was re-discovered by surrealist André Breton, who recognized a surrealist aesthetic in it. Breton wrote: "…Lacking any biographical details about the artist, one can only indulge one's fantasies in imagining the reasons which might have induced this workman from Upper Austria, a dyer by profession, to undertake so zealously between 1832 and 1887 the elaboration of the most sumptuous bestiary ever seen."