CODEX SERAPHINIANUS. LUIGI SERAFINI. Visual Writing /ubu editions. Page 2. Page 3. Page 4. Page 5. Page 6. Page 7. Page 8. Page 9. Page 10 . @ÉL-‘7M’ M’Èßëcïůïl ¿11i/ 99% 1i.» ;- @ /@ m’:í. @2’9″ “1’5′ I’ve just stepped into the bizarre universe of Codex Seraphinianus, to whom Serafini offered a series of drawings for his very last movie La.

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Derzhanski states “Several dozen different characters appear in them, far too many for the writing system to be an alphabet, and there are too many long words for it to be a syllabary. It is a world that is certainly bizarre, and equally surprising and unexpected, this of Serafini, where fish take the shape of eyes surfacing from the sea like submarine periscopes, where plumage can have three heads or tails the shape of a lance to pierce eggs but in the subsequent development of serafinian art, in which the simple design and teratological design gives way to creation, increasingly bizarre and metamorphic beings, but in three dimensions, the theory of strange birds pictured in the Codex takes the form of real rooster chickens, i.

Character for K – not sure.

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The curvilinear letters are rope- or thread-like, with loops and even knots, [3] and are somewhat reminiscent of Sinhalese script.

Incidentally, seraphinlanus i was checking Storie Naturalia new book that he illustrated for Jules Renard. And this is what the story of the upside-down TV reveals—on a symbolic level—in understanding the genesis of the Codex: For several years he carried out various preliminary cdcie in Villa Borghese, in the area that goes from Pincio up to Parco dei Daini, and that includes the Museo Borghese and the Zoo.

And to this young Serafini, even then, perhaps, he began to not regret having a little anarchistic madness in his blood, very fin de siecleeccentric yet highly inventive and above all mechanical —the kind of mechanical craft that was a bit fantastic at heart, in a period in which there more inventorsnot just engineers that were a bit obtuse but that had credentials and degrees of specialization from abroad—in short, he’d already assimilated their DNA with a dose of bizarre and over the top madness that always mixed, as a karst river, his family.


Via del Tritone, Via della Salamandra, Palazzo del Bufalo, on the door of the latter, there still stands the head of a buffalo that seems straight out of a page from the Codex: After school in a college of Scolopi [ Piarists ] now in decline, he enrolls in Architecture, where he became interested in pentominoes, golden sections and applied labyrinths.

Character for A – top part resembles an ‘a’ in english. Row E contains characters of the alphabet plus two symbols for ends of paragraphs or themes for a total of 6.

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Character for Dash – used as a seperator between characters cdic words, and may be meaningful to the aliens as a marker for emphasizing or accenting words – much like the accent marks used in Czech, French, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Serbo-Croatian, and Latinized Macedonian languages. For this ironic and involving variability, seraphjnianus Codex Seraphinianus keeps in touch with the psychic area and establish an attempt of “contradictory world’s cataloguing of halfway shapes”.

Row E uses the first character plus the last character to to form the ligature character of SU. Character for T – not sure. Character for U – contains ‘u’ on top and ‘s’ on the bottom.

This page was last edited on 21 Novemberat Retrieved from ” https: I feel strongly that the output of La Matrixa should be printed from right to left, like the example in the matrix chart, and therefore I give the option to view your input text in easily readable left to right or in the probably more correct form of right to left. You can still use the alphabet translator below, which is based on an alphabet he hid inside one of his images.

Some illustrations are recognizable as maps or human faces; while others especially in the “physics” chapter are seraphinixnus or totally seraphininus.

Part of a statistical glance that then removes the paralysis of convention and introduces surprise and derision. The ligatures used in La Matrixa are determined by the placement of letters in the matrix itself. That the paintings are often parodies of things found in our world is proof of the eeraphinianus he faced in expressing thoughts so different from what he was accustomed to.


Codex Seraphinianus

University of Minnesota Press. He knew how to describe it very well, this continuous mixing of true fiction and imagined reality. These pages do not need an introduction, but a sort of accompanying bubble.

Well, we could 1 ask Luigi, 2 write a note in the new language and spread it around. My research into the mystery of the Codex began with two questions that I posed myself: Character for J – right part contains a ‘j’ in english.

The Tears of Things: At the time Serafini conceived of the Bovindi series, Europe had taken on a collective phobia, that of the so-called “Mad Cow,” on which the artist played, jokingly and irreverently, the public was invited to join in, like in a ancient tragedy, hiding behind a mask in the shape of a cow: So without further ado, here’s my translation of the Introduzione by Alessandro Riva note his run-on paragraphless style is his own: Row F uses the first character plus the next to last character to form the ligature character of VZ.

Views Read Edit View history. Row D uses the first character plus the next to last character to form the ligature character of OQ. Character for N – turn it 90 degrees to the right.

Character for M – not sure. Like how, in seeing two quatrains and two triplets, it is not difficult to recognize the sonnet, the reader shouldn’t find it hard to recognize an encyclopedic metric in the “Codex Seraphinianus,” with a first volume devoted to the natural sciences botany, zoology, teratology, chemistry, physics and mechanics and a second dedicated to human sciences anatomy, ethnology, anthropology, mythology, linguistics, cooking, games, fashion and architecture.