Lot n° 159
10000 - 12000
Result with fees
: 13 400EUR
The Metamorphosis of Lucius, Les Humanoïdes Associés 1999
Original plate n°15.
India ink and colored inks on paper
51.1 × 66.7 cm (20.12 × 26.26 in.)
A free adaptation of Apuleius' Metamorphoses, a Latin novel from the third century A.D., featuring the character of Milon, a greedy pawnbroker who likes to flaunt his wealth with memorable parties and numerous slaves at his disposal, The Metamorphosis of Lucius is one of Manara's most successful books. The Roman orgy has, thanks to Fellini - a comic book fan that Manara knew well - become an inevitable theme when it comes to illustrating a decadent Rome given over to all perversions. This is the occasion for Manara to offer in this page a scene with multiple characters, modeled with infinite sensuality, whose composition is as rigorous as the execution of the anatomy and drapery.
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