Sitting Proboscis Monkey

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Sitting Proboscis Monkey, charcoal drawing on handmade vat paper

48 x 33 cm

From the collection of the Atelier Fritz Hug

Creation year


In a television interview, Fritz once said that when painting monkeys, the resemblance of the animals to humans can always become a problem for the painter. On the one hand, you have to be careful not to humanize the animal, but on the other hand, it often happens that he suddenly recognizes traits or characteristics of acquaintances in the painted monkey. Of course, we wonder who Fritz may have been thinking of when he drew this seated proboscis monkey.

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