Who was/is, writer

Who was Unica Zürn?

German author and artist Unica Zürn is remembered today for her photographic collaborations with Hans Bellmer especially after the exhibition of both artists in the spring of 2012 at the Ubu Gallery in New York. But among her work we can also find an important work of automatic drawing and anagram poetry. Unica Zürn Raised… Continue reading Who was Unica Zürn?

Art, contemporary artist, interview

Interview with Contemporary Artist: Giselfust

Hey everyone, I hope all of you are having a wonderful time and holidays! The interview of the month is with one of my favourite illustrators: Giselfust. Enjoy the reading! I'm curious to know where the name Giselfust comes from? Does it have a story? My artistic name is a mix of my first name,… Continue reading Interview with Contemporary Artist: Giselfust

illustration

Die Hexe by Mila von Luttich

Die Hexe, The Witch in English, is an illustration by Mila von Luttich for Die Muskete (no. 790, 1920), which was a humorous weekly magazine that was published every Thursday in Vienna from 1905 to 1941. The main characteristic of the illustration is its simplicity, von Luttich used just few colours, what is a feature… Continue reading Die Hexe by Mila von Luttich

Art, On this day..., Painters

On this day… died Adelaide Claxton

Adelaide Sophia Claxton was a Londoner illustrator, painter and inventor of the 19th century. She was one of the two daughters of British painter Marshall Claxton, both Adelaide and her sister Florence followed her father example becoming painters. Nevertheless, Adelaide did not share her father’s love for large oil paintings. She studied at Cary’s School… Continue reading On this day… died Adelaide Claxton