Wednesday, April 6, 2016

From Victor Hugo's Bestiary

The above image is Dario Rivarossa's interpretation of the octopus which confronts the protagonist in Victor Hugo's novel The Toilers of the Sea (see Highbrow April 1 for related discussion). The anatomically incorrect mouth (not a parrot beak) is true to Hugo's description, which, as Dario explains, is replete with scientific errors and fanciful assumptions.  To read more on the matter, please click HERE.

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