At work on a new collection of new and selected poetry: “Mockery of the Owl” –after a painting of the same name:
Painting: Mockery of the Owl by Jan van Kessel –
The Mockery of the Owl
Oil on canvas, 170 x 234 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp
The fully-fledged animal painting emerged in the late 16th century with the rise of biological research and collections of rare creatures. Jan van Kessel in The Mockery of the Owl demonstrates a thorough knowledge of exotic animals. The artist uses a narrative subject as a vehicle for painting his animals.
Expect this book in 2016, from Persea