Sunday, March 13, 2005

Adolf Wölfli 1864-1930

Photo Wölfli always spoke of art as 'a beautifully rhymed curse' Angel, 1920 Pencil and colored pencil on paper, Swiss In a manifestation of Wölfli's "horror vacui," every empty space was filled with two small holes. Wölfli called the shapes around these holes his "birds." His images also incorporated an idiosyncratic musical notation. This notation seemed to start as a purely decorative affair but later developed into real composition which Wölfli would play on a paper trumpet. Adolf Woelfli with Paper Flute

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