Epílogo ornitológico sobre qué es antes, el artista o el ornitólogo
Technique: Lightjet print. Set of 60 photographs
Dimensions: 35 x 30 cm each
Es Baluard Museu d'Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma
Reg. no.: 736
Not on display
Epílogo ornitológico sobre qué es antes, el artista o el ornitólogo is a polyptych comprised of sixty photographs of different birds’ eggs. Much more than a rhetorical question, the title sums up the tension between the artistic and scientific methods, a constant theme in the artist’s work. Thus, in articulating the polyptych he does not base himself on objective criteria of scientific cataloguing like species, age of the individuals or their geographical location, but applies artistic norms, such as the formal and compositional values, beauty, things subjective and sensory. The artistic criteria used in the polyptych replicate the golden ratio (a theory by the Renaissance mathematician Luca Pacioli) which indicates the main points of a plastic composition, very close to where the photographer concentrates the largest eggs in his composition.