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Serigraph Print, Zoo : Zoo The belly of a panther

Bonifay , Frank

8 colour passages serigraph on Velin Cuve bfk Rives paper.


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Zoo The belly of a panther 80 cm

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60 x 80 cm 150 g



Serigraph Print, Zoo : Zoo The belly of a panther © Dupuis / Pé-Bonnifay



On the occasion of the third tome of 'Zoo' series, Frank has created a new drawing to grace Champaka's 'Prints' collection. The artist's mastery of animal forms and glowing colours is demonstrated in this scene featuring two of the central figures of 'Zoo.' 'Manon and the panthère were in my mind from the very beginning. At one point along the way I considered using a tiger; I gave it a try but it didn't work - the head was too regal; the stripes of its coat had too much visual force.' In representing the protective feline, Frank maintains that he was motivated by 'the fantasy of caressing the underbelly of a panther. The fur there appears so soft, so inviting, so comforting!' The exquisite figure of Manon glows at the heart of a composition that could never have seen the light of day before then. 'The idea of showing the tiny stringed carvings in Manon's hand is, in a way, a means of representing the whole of the story of Célestin's Zoo in this image. I think it's one of the images created around the Zoo story that best sums up Manon's character.'

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