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Christopher Klein
Cat as Catch Can -Surreal Painting, Cat, Medieval Falconry, Bat-Eared Elephant

2019

$8,800

About

Cat as Catch Can During the Renaissance, the popular sport of “catry” (similar to the sport of falconry) was so successful that it caused the extinction of the Dwarf Bat-Eared Flying Elephant of Northern Europe. Christopher A. Klein Cat as Catch Can oil on linen 12h x 16w in 30.48h x 40.64w cm CK0017 Christopher A. Klein b. 1954, Washington DC Christopher Klein spent 26 years at National Geographic Magazine. His career at National Geographic brought him around the world. He lived with peoples from Egypt to South America, studied history and artifacts of ancient times and delved into the intricacies of creatures like tarantulas and horseshoe crabs. His research transformed into illustrations filling the pages of National Geographic Magazine. In retirement, he is back to his surrealistic roots—combining his love of surrealism with the breadth of his life experience. “Surrealism is a way for me to create my own world,” says Klein. “Whether it be an archeological recreation, deep sea representation, or a futuristic scene, my use of realistic juxtapositions proved to be my key to scientific art with the National Geographic Society. My ability to render in high detail and a vivid imagination are the prerequisites for creating accurate paintings of historic people, the places they lived and worshipped, as well as the inner workings of both animals and machines. After 26 years of scientific art, my work is now going full circle back to my fine art roots in surrealism, now reflecting realistic images in unnatural settings or unnatural images in even more bizarre environments”.

Details

  • Artist
    Christopher Klein (1954, American)
  • Creation Year
    2019
  • Dimensions
    Height: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Width: 16 in. (40.64 cm)
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: CK00171stDibs: LU55435435161

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