Showing posts with label Germany. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Germany. Show all posts

Monday, December 26, 2016

Hans Bellmer (1902-1975) ... Transfer of meaning, lithograph 1949

 "What is at stake here is a totally new unity of form, meaning and feeling: language-images that cannot simply be thought up or written up … They constitute new, multifaceted objects, resembling polyplanes made of mirrors … As if the illogical was relaxation, as if laughter was permitted while thinking, as if error was a way and chance, a proof of eternity.”

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Wilhelm Laage (1868-1930) ...Final, woodcut 1899

The woodcut with its dark masses, with its "face" striving out of chaos to the light, simple, simple and yet immensely strong in the language, I needed, and jubilantly I clung to him as he said to me: "Take Me, I will help you to express what is raging and roaring within you. " Like a demon, he always stood before me and drove me to restless work. Soon I realized its value for my art. WL 1917