Author(s): Jeroen Lemaitre
Aren't we all rendered speechless by the ultimate beauty that nature has to offer? Don't we all want to capture it and indulge in these images forever? To capture animals in all their glory in such a way that it shows every flamboyant, scintillating detail is a delicate art. This book gives an overview of the history, the myths and the symbolism, the process, the most wonderful collections and interiors, decorated as true Wunderkammers, and the craftsmen and artists from past and present who elevated taxidermy to fine art.
Jeroen Lemaitre (1987) is a young man from Leuven whose talent was discerned in 2014 by the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, a museum of the decorative arts and design in Paris. Since then, he has worked under the label of Animaux Speciaux (www.animauxspeciaux.be/artist/jeroen-lemaitre) progressing further with his creations using animals, insects and butterflies from the tropics.