Looking for Snails on a Sunday Afternoon: Thirty-six Etchings and Three Stories

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The Porcupine's Quill, 2004 - Art - 159 pages

This is a book of day dreams. It contains thirty-six masterful etchings of erotic, scientific and often just plain weird fantasies that were created over a period of several years. The pictures are accompanied by a foreword, a surrealist introduction that pretends to explain the title of the book, three stories, a recipe that does not belong in a cookbook and a short treatise on the time-honoured art of etching.

`Looking for Snails on a Sunday Afternoon' is the title of one of Rudolf's prints. After choosing it for this book simply because it sounded good, Rudolf noticed that there are snails hidden away or proudly displayed in nearly all of his pictures. There is no secret meaning to this. The artist just happens to like snails. Looking through the book the reader will discover that he also favours dinosaurs, female circus performers, tree trunks that resemble elephants and many other wonderful things.


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About the author (2004)

Rudolf trained as a medical doctor in Germany, graduating in 1978, then relocated to New York City to study at the Art Students' League forsix months in 1980. In 1983 he married and moved to the Orangeville (Ontario) area.Rudolf was elected to the Ontario Society of Artists in 1994 which led to exhibitions at Painted City and J. Alfred Prufrock in Toronto, Circle Arts in Tobermory and Gallery House Sol in Georgetown. He also exhibits each year in Toronto at the One of a Kind Show and t

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