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Otto Dix, 'Shock Troops Advance Under Gas: Der Krieg', 1924

Credit:The Richard Harris Collection

Otto Dix : The War / Der Krieg  [1924]

as a part of exhibition..

Death: A Self Portrait

The Wellcome Trust exhibition, London, UK.

15 November 2012 – 24 February 2013

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For a complete set of images from "The War", by Otto Dix.. click here..

 

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Francisco Goya, 'Tampoco' : Desastres de la Guerra

Credit:The Richard Harris Collection

as a part of exhibition..

Death: A Self Portrait

The Wellcome Trust exhibition, London, UK.

15 November 2012 – 24 February 2013

For more on the exhibition.. click here..

For a complete list of images by Francisco Goya's “The Disasters of War”,  1810-1820  click here..

 

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Jacques Callot, 'The Wheel: The Miseries of War'

Credit:The Richard Harris Collection

as a part of exhibition..

Death: A Self Portrait

The Wellcome Trust exhibition, London, UK.

15 November 2012 – 24 February 2013

For more on the exhibition.. click here..

For a complete set of images of Jacques Callot's "The Miseries of War" [1632-33] ..  click here..

 

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Early Baroque skull sculpture - Artist unknown

Skull sculpture - Artist Unknown [Italian] Early Baroque / Early 17th century.. Florence, Italy This bronze skull would have been displayed on a table or desk, as an object to be admired and touched. The theme of the dead would not have outweighed the owners pleasure in the richness of the object nor his delight in the sculptor's skill in realistically recreating the skull. As a status symbol, the skull would not have been out of place in an Italian Palazzo.

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Over the pasrt 40 years, I have created four distinct art collections that, in the hindsight represents four different ways of collecting. . This was an evolutionary process that involved my taking an increasingly active role in the development of each collection.

My first collection was antique illustrated books, a collection I formed while I searched Europe for antique prints for my print business. I would come across beautifully illustrated natural history books about flowers, animals and birds, and from time to time I would purchase one. After 35...

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 Tau Tau

 New Aquistion by Richard Harris.

This is not a part of the Exhibition:"Morbid Curiosity: Richard Harris Collection"..

Wikipedia informs.. Tau Tau, click here.. Tau tau are a type of effigy made of wood or bamboo. They are particular to the Toraja ethnic group in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The word "tau" is a Torajan word meaning "man", and "tau tau" meaning "men" or "statue". (more...)...
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