Hypnopedie - VICTOR DELHEZ
Medium: wood engraving
Wood engraving, 1951, Breda catalogue 505, edition unknown. 11 7/8 x 9 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This is plate 32 from "Danse Macabre." Hypodedia is a complex image both visually and iconographically. On the left side we see a lot of popular activities such as race cars, boxing, horse racing, etc. There's also a scene of people with microphones including an image of Evita Peron and Salvador Dali. On the right is a theatre with people entranced and swallowing up basically everything presented. According to Marc-Edo Tralbaut, the engraving is inspired by one of Delhez's favorite books, "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley.
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