HR Giger's Biomechanic Landscape i
(work 297), Inspired by Holbein's Henry the VIII portrait,
a 13th century nativity scene and perhaps a guillotine


leading from
biomechanic landscape I (work 297) 1976
a) Trail of Thoughts
After working on unravelling Biomechanic Landscape II which revealed to me Fuseli's Nightmare and impressions of Oscar Wilde's face, There were humanoid forms buried within the painting that had been covered over by Giger's biomechanic style. I wondered what this painting was about other than transparent helmet like bubbles and sphere, it look as if on the bottom left as if there was a sarcophagus merged with a space suit and on the other side a definite transparent dome. Is the place a sort of an abattoir with carcasses hanging? And the top sphere virtually reflects the ones below it. I have been also thinking about the egg shapes in Dali's Narcissus and his use of reflections, it didn't give me an answers, but then I thought about spheres that conduct electricity.

This later took me through the trail of thoughts regarding a cigar guillotine, Henry VII and The Nativity by Guido da Siena 1270s and then later the Fisher Price Teacher Clock.

I would later find that Sybill Rupert had reinterpreted Giger's painting in one of her own pictures

b) See: Guillotine associations


c) See: Identifying Holbein's Henry VIII

d) See: The Nativity by Guido da Siena 1270s


e) The general composition also reflects the idea of the Fisher Price Teaching clock, which has made its way into some of the Mordor painting series, with its strange spheres occupying a roughly circular space



f) See also: Sibylle Ruppert's "Au-del√† des lames"(1981) references Giger's Biomechanical Landscape (work 297)

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