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Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

Illustrated by Matt Kish

Matt Kish
Heart of Darkness

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Wed, Oct 30, 2013 7 PM

Following his epic Moby-Dick in Pictures, artist Matt Kish  has set himself upon an equally impressive—and no  less harrowing—task: illustrating each page of Joseph  Conrad’s masterpiece, Heart of Darkness. Kish’s rich,  imaginative drawings and paintings mirror Conrad’s  original text and illuminate Marlow’s journey into  the heart of the congo, and into the depths of the  human soul. Heart of Darkness is a text ripe for analysis  and argument, formally and thematically; it explores  matters of imperialism, racism, gender, and the duality  of human nature. Kish’s illustrations add another layer,  and another voice, to the conversation. His visual  interpretation of Heart of Darkness is not just essential for  fans and students of Conrad, it’s a work of art all its own.

Matt Kishis a self-taught artist from Ohio, where he lives with his wife, their two  frogs, and far too many books. He has created one illustration for every page of Moby- Dick, fully illustrated Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, and had his work appear in  the Chicagoan, Propeller Magazine, and Salt Hill Journal. He has also illustrated The  Alligators of Abraham by Robert Kloss and the upcoming The Desert Places by Amber  Sparks and Robert Kloss.

Jean Dubuffet, Vaches au pre (Cows in a meadow), 1954

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Artists featured in Transfigurations: Modern Masters from the Wexner Family Collection

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