The scientist. Monkey before Skeleton (1900) was painted by

The scientist. Monkey before Skeleton (1900) was painted by

7/4/2021, 11:45:24 AM
The scientist. Monkey before Skeleton (1900) was painted by Gabriel von Max (1840-1915). We see a rhesus monkey (one of the most common types of monkeys in this world) is studying a skeleton, and it looks like he has already made notes of quite some observations in the notebook in front of him. The skeleton is from a juvenile chimpanzee, and the artist creates the suggestion that this is a kind of scientific lab for monkeys, given all the book we can see in the background. Gabriel von Max explores the boundary between humans and animals here, as well as the role of evolution. He kept several monkeys at his house throughout his life and studies them deeply. He enjoyed depicting them in human roles in his paintings. But whereas, this monkey seems to act like a scientist, we can still see the strap around his waist if we look carefully. #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #FineArts #ArtoftheDay #Swiss #SwissArt #SwissArtist #VonMax #Max #GabrielvonMax #Chimpansee #Monkey #Science #Scientist #Skeleton #Studying #AustrianArtist #AustrianPainter

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