Showing posts with label woodcuts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label woodcuts. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Karl Michel (1885-1966) ...The Astrological Moon, woodcut, date unknown




                                     
                                    



Monday, March 20, 2017

Born today... Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), March 20, 43 BC




All things are always changing,
But nothing dies. The Spirit comes and goes,
Is housed wherever it wills, shifts residence
From beasts to men, form men to beasts, but always
it keeps on living. As the pliant wax
Is stamped with new designs, and is no longer
What once it was, but changes form, and still
Is pliant wax, so do I teach that spirit
Is evermore the same, though passing always
To ever-changing bodies.

-Metamorphoses Book XV 165-8

image: God Pan, woodcut from Metamorphoses 1498


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