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Domenico Remps’ Cabinet of Curiosities

October 7, 2019
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Say the words “Cabinet of Curiosities” and this painting is the most likely thing to come to mind. Painted by German artist Domenico Remps, it’s an early example of trompe l’oeil painting – from the French for “eye deceiver” – in which artists created a three-dimensional perception from a flat surface. The technique was developed…

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The Alfred Denny Museum

February 22, 2013
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The Alfred Denny Museum

Since opening its doors to students in 1905, the Alfred Denny Zoology Museum at Sheffield University remained a largely unknown cabinet of curiosities in the north of England – Until September 2012, when it opened to the public, and delights such as Arthur the Half-Hedgehog, fossilised flying dinousaurs, the Terror Bird and a model skull…

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