DANIELA TURRIN

Daniela Turrin’s work takes an almost forensic look at childhood. Drawing inspiration from the beautifully detailed and curious natural history illustrations created by 19th century German biologist, Ernst Haeckel, Daniela’s prints explore the adult’s instinctive impulse to analyse, preserve and catalogue aspects of childhood. Haeckel’s scientific plates presented the natural world to an enquiring Victorian audience with an unprecedented sense of aesthetic beauty and order - to some eyes, perhaps, taking excessive artistic licence to the serious study of zoology. Likewise, Daniela’s curious collection of “deadly-playthings”, presages the realities to come but at the same time expresses a longing to delicately catalogue and preserve the innocence and beauty of childhood imaginings.

New Visions of the West





An Unnatural History 1, 2010
After Ernst Haeckel ( 1834 - 1919)
Digital print on Hahnemuhle Paper
19 x 13"
1 & 2 of an edition of 5
please inquire
750


An Unnatural History 2, 2010
After Ernst Haeckel ( 1834 - 1919)
Digital print on Hahnemuhle Paper
19 x 13"
1 & 2 of an edition of 5
please inquire
750

 


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