The paper museum

Watched the series of “The Secret of Drawing” by BBC and they interviewed The paper museum works by Cassiano dal Pozzo.

He records every single object he came across. from food, creatures, plants to cutlery. All in actual size.

Cassiano only records the truth. He doesn’t beautify the object. His collections of drawings was later an important contribution to the science field.

Sometimes I really wonder how one really record living creatures to the extent that every single feather or hair is noted down.

A brief catalogue of the Paper museum: http://warburg.sas.ac.uk/pozzo/prospectus.pdf

Images: http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/microsites/amazingrarethings/maker.asp?exhibs=ARTcassiano

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