Juan del Junco

Epílogo ornitológico sobre qué es antes, el artista o el ornitólogo

Date: 2010

Technique: Lightjet print. Set of 60 photographs

Dimensions: 35 x 30 cm each

Edition: 1/3

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.

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Artist biography