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Thursday, October 13, 2005

Wolfli

I'm reading "The Art of Adolf Wolfli" and soaking it in and eating up the pretty amazing art. Similar to Henry Darger (http://www.realmsoftheunreal.com/) he was a "self-taught" (Art Brut) artist, and psychotic in some way (diagnosed schizophrenic). Anyway, some good stuff. He spent his later life, from the age of 31 until his death at age 66, in a mental asylum. He created 25,000 pages of illustrations, text, music. You can see a few of his pieces here:

http://www.inmostra.net/ccs/wolfli/immagini.html

Disclaimer: He was put in an institution after being caught (for the third time I believe) attempting to molest a girl which I'm not in any way condoning or anything of the sort but can't ignore his art.

3 Comments:

At 9:32 PM, Blogger Alan said...

I certainly enjoy the art you lead me to!

And your own as well. :)

 
At 5:32 AM, Blogger Marit Cooper said...

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At 5:34 AM, Blogger Marit Cooper said...

I found this excellent article THE FAR SIDE

 

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