Thursday, June 23, 2011

Crumb's book of Genesis.

Crumb's Book of Genesis goes on display at the San Jose Museum of Art today.
All 207 original pages will be in the show. So, if you're like me, and have not yet read this tome, head on down to the museum and read it from the original artwork.
"Crumb initially approached the Old Testament (based on the King James Bible) with the intention to lampoon tradition, yet he soon became deeply inspired by this 'text so great and so strange that it lends itself readily to graphic depictions.' He ambitiously undertook a complete, literal adaptation of the Book of Genesis: over the course of five years, Crumb made 207 individual, black-and-white drawings into which he incorporated every word from all fifty chapters."
The show runs until September 25, 2011.

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