Art Work of the Month October 2009

Andreas Jaeggi / Le Havre 2009

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Andreas Jaeggi has been invited to be an Artist-in-Residence at the Museum of Natural History in Le Havre, France in order to execute a series of seventeen paintings and four drawings about the subject of pre-natal echographical represenations of the human being. These paintings in oil and acrylic on canvas and color pencil drawings on paper are part of Alain Germain's exhibition "Before Birth, 5000 Years of Images" at the Museum (Cedric Cremiere, director and Jean-Louis Fischer, curator). The art work is inspired by documents produced by the latest technology of three dimensional pictorial renditions by Dr. Jean-Marc Levaillant, using the newest Echograph 3D scanner by GE Healthcare which is also being shown and demonstrated during this exhibition. The presented objects include, among many others, an Ancient Egyptian mummified fetus in a painted sarcophagus as well as small life size wax models from the 19th century.