Friday, June 19, 2009

Posthuman New York

Here a posthuman scenery by the Spanish painter and illustrator Luis Royo. It’s the typical fantasy painting decorated with a half naked sexy women in leather boots and a fantastic sword. What’s interesting is the Chrysler Building indicating that we are once more in New York.

But I think that the crossbeam is also a hint to the famous photograph by Charles C. Ebbets "Lunchtime atop a Skyscraper".
Royo intended to confront his own dark (sweet romantic) vision of decay with that optimistic icon of the Thirties.

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