Laszlo Layton: Cabinet of Curiosities
Laszlo Layton: Cabinet of Curiosities at Joseph Bellows Gallery. "...His two series of natural history subjects visually borrow from 17th, 18th, and 19th century illuminated science and zoology books. These books were illustrated with artists' engravings, lithographs, and drawings of the specimens. Layton says, 'What these illustrations may have lacked in scientific accuracy they more than made up for in artistic expression.' The use of photography to document living creatures makes 20th century natural history books much more scientifically accurate, but Layton is inspired by the romantic charm of the earlier representations."