snow - 1904 – cuno amiet
so perfect i could burst looking at it. image from freeparking
i did a few calligraphy classes in primary school, but as with most important things back then (like piano lessons, for instance) i didn’t take it seriously and never wanted to practice. of course now that i’m older i think, DRATS! you could have been a master calligrapher & classical pianist, dummy.
of course i’m not trying to compare my amateur fiddlings with a pen to the amazing work of W.E. Dennis – whose book Studies in Pen Art can be downloaded for free over at IAMPETH (The Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting). Some of my favourites:
one of the many reasons i want to visit the states is to someday partake in a great american road trip. kyle johnson and friends did just that, and photographed some beautiful landscapes. see the entire set at flickr.
a book of fairy tales from the fifties, beautifully illustrated by russian born artist hélène guertik. from maptitefabrique
this tablecloth belonged to my grandmother, i think it’s from the sixties (mint condition). it’s pretty big, about 1.5m². i’m planning on having it framed because i love it so. made by the coca cola company! at least they’re good for something.
portrait of karola neher - 1929 - rudolf schlichter
found via art inconnu – an absolute treasure trove of forgotten & under-appreciated artists.
i’m slowly working my way through the new frankie (always great) and they have the best interview asking nanas – “what would you say to your 20 year old self?” such good advice here.
the pink cloud – 1896
diana @ missmoss.co.za
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