asylum-art:

Animal Kingdom by Kate Bergin

Kate Bergin is an Australian artist, who works within the still life genre creating paintings that take their inspiration from a wide range of sources including Nicholas Nassim Taleb’s, ‘Black Swan’ and the idea of expecting the unexpected through to Lewis Carroll’s, ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’.

In Bergin’s paintings the animals have come to life, no longer basic hunted food displays/offerings or trophies they now gather on the tabletop as un-still lives. Wild, exotic and everyday animals and objects coming together in the domestic setting. Some appear at ease, some bemused and others look as if they have to perform extraordinary tasks just to be noticed.
The paintings almost always include the black ‘film noir’ telephone, who’s dial reads, Ext 174 In Case of Emergency Dial 170 suggesting, like all good fairy-tales and all seemingly happy domestic settings, that there may be some underlying menace.Kate Bergin born 1968 is an Australian artist graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1992. Her Animal Kingdom paintings are inspired by Leonardo da Vinci, Carl Vernet and Juan Sanchez Cotan

via: ignant

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ttrincea:

The tattooed chest of a portuguese criminal who died in Lisbon circa 1880. The identity of the man is not known. The tattooed skin was removed from the body to avoid detection in dissections, as the bodies of criminals and outlaws were used for studies. Hundreds of peices of tattooed skin are preserved to this day at the Santa Maria Hospital in Lisbon.

ttrincea:

The tattooed chest of a portuguese criminal who died in Lisbon circa 1880. The identity of the man is not known. The tattooed skin was removed from the body to avoid detection in dissections, as the bodies of criminals and outlaws were used for studies. Hundreds of peices of tattooed skin are preserved to this day at the Santa Maria Hospital in Lisbon.

Reblogged from piercingsandink