7/11/16

Cartesian Blues. A Graphic Memoir.

Portrait of French philosopher, mathematician and scientist
René "I think therefore I am" Descartes.
The artwork for Jon Walker's graphic memoir 'Cartesian Blues'.

The collaboration, which consists of over 200 fully illustrated pages, was initiated in 2008 and worked upon intermittently until 2016. 



The book is ambiented in various scenes including in a supermarket, an airplane, a brothel and a hospital









A bust of René Descartes by Paul Richer. The sculptor reconstructed the face using the contours of the skull of René Descartes, 263 years after the philosopher's death, to proove the relic's authenticity.


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