the photograph to see the original stereoview
You will know that - sometimes -
what humans do is “not always completely corresponding with the
expectations of decent behaviour”. I am not talking about you and me of
course, but about all the others!..
We have an expression that says:
“you’re not a beast, so act like a human!”
This expression is sometimes
misunderstood by the real beasts. And then you get what you see below!
James Hurst 1870: The Bar – where Justice is dispensed with
1897: A Social Glass
1850’s French series of remarkable stereoviews, in which human
characteristics are represented in animal facial features. These views were
made after a series of 70 lithographs, made in 1829 and 1829, and called
Les Métamorphoses du Jour (Daily Metamorphoses). The artistic genius behind
those lithos was Jean Ignace Isodore Gérard (1803-1847). He was a French
caricaturist, generally known by the pseudonym of J. J. Grandville.
lithos are very witty. And ingenious. And ironical. And critical. They are
highly effective in giving the message of who we are... And strikingly, the
stereoviews of the rebuilt plaster scenes reinforce all that even more!
Just look for yourself!
the original lithograph by Grandville > k
And this is the
1850’s life-like stereoview remake. It is just a true terrifying, exact copy
of the scene!
Ne m’avalez pas! (Don’t swallow me!)
La Canicule (The Heat is On)
petit matou (You wait, little kat)
If you want to see a close up of the
three views above, just click the views!
Another famous name
- as for plaster diorama stereoviews - is Pierre Adolph Hennetier. He is
well-known as one of the sculptors of the diorama “Diablerie” scenes,
showing the devil with it’s many skeletton friends.
This is another of
his creations, showing a civilized bear familie on a walk through the
woods. A great tissue stereoview.
click the views if you want to see a close up ]
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