Animals in the arts

Paolo Trubeckoj (Prince Petr Petrovich Troubetzkoy): I divoratori di cadaveri (~1900)


The sculpture shows a man eating a piece of meat and a young dead pig on the table. This part of the sculpture has the inscription "contro natura" (against nature). Next to the table there is a hyena feeding on a human cadaver. There is an inscription that says "secondo natura" (in accordance with nature). 

Paolo Trubeckoj was a convinced ethical vegetarian (since 1899). Tolstoy admired him.

Here you can see that they're actually two sculptures.




Paolo Trubeckoj: bambina con orso (1906, I think)




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M. Wutzer: Der Vivisektor im Angesicht der Kreatur

(The vivisector face to face with the creature / El vivisector cara a cara con la criatura)

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David Teniers (1610-1690): The temptation of Saint Anthony

(Die Versuchung des heiligen Antonius / La tentación de San Antonio)

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Gabriel Cornelius von Max (1840-1915): Der Vivisektor (1883)

(The Vivisector / El vivisector)

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Gabriel Cornelius von Max: Saure Erfahrung

(Bitter experience / experiencia ácida)

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Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528): Hieronymus im Gehäus (1514)

(Hieronymus in his workshop / Jéronimo en su despacho)