The world of art has always been mysterious, but The Madman’s Gallery shows us the far reaches of artistic vision. From a skeletal zombie statue with a huge boner to portraits composed of fruit, and a baker of heads who uses cabbages as bandages, all of these colorful images are waiting to delight, and perhaps disturb a bit too.
Beginning with carvings from 38,000 BCE and ending with contemporary art created by artificial intelligence, the book proves that strange visions are both universal and timeless. There is truly something for everyone within its covers. There is just enough written description to explain each image without ever being boring.
Overall, The Madman’s Gallery is an excellent coffee table book for art lovers. 5 stars!
Thanks to Chronicle Books and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.