Wednesday, 31 August 2011
Sunday, 28 August 2011
What Wisteria was to the Japanese printmakers Laburnum must be for the European. European printmakers tend to choose a more botanical approach when depicting blossoming Laburnum.
|H.J. van der Werf |
(Dutch ca. 1930)
|Arie Zonneveld |
|Ernst Rötteken (German 1882-1945)|
I would very much like to know more of both illusive Thea Gütmann-Voigt as well as Mrs. E. Meinshausen-Felsing, "tätig" (working) in Kaiserslautern" is all I was able to find besides the bare pictures in the posting following the link. But I'll keep trying.
Friday, 26 August 2011
See for more harbour and fishing boat compositions the marine prints by American Todd Lindenmuth (click)
Saturday, 20 August 2011
Today a small posting with only two linocut prints printed on woven art paper and printed from the actual blocks.
These are the only works I could find after stumbling over these two. They were printed in Der Sturm (leading German modernist Art Magazine edited from 1910-1932) in 1925. Good enough to be taken in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (German expressionist department). Even the LACMA has no further data on who Karl Heinz was.
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
Secondly for the specialist collector this (1920/30’s) sensitive black and white composition of mother and child by German printer Arnold Willings (1899-1987) who later turned to abstract work. His work is present in several German museums.
Saturday, 13 August 2011
A very beautiful mountinous and rural area, with many rich and industrious cities, and with long traditions, history and culture. The population mainly German spoken during the centuries the borders of central Europe shifted with time and conflicts. Home of the Sudeten: Sudetenland.
|Rauhreif über den Iserbergen|
|Winter im Isergebirge|
|Frühlingstag (spring day)|
|Kratzau marketplace, a book illustration.|
Monday, 8 August 2011
|Commanders house Hollum 1751, now Sorgdragers museum|
|Ameland Lighthouse, build |
1880 from cast-iron rings.
linocut by Nies den
|"Travail" linocut by Tames Oud|
|Going out to sea, by Tames Oud|
|Farewell, linocut by Jeanet de Jong|
|Rowing out to sea the life boat.|
|Launching the life boat.|
This emotional drawing (below) by illustrator and bookcover artist Reint de Jonge (1931-1993) showing the brute power and brave heroism that goes with launching the lifeboat. Drawn, pulled and launched by 10 trained island working horses, farmers and villagers team up and man the now motorised lifeboat saving the lifes of hundreds of sailors in distress. In august 1979 eight horses tragically drowned launching the boat. An island catastrophe that made world news.
|Launching of the Life boat, drawing by artist Reint de Jonge|
See: Launching the last horse drawn lifeboat in the world: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK0LiA56Aac&feature=related