2009-05-28

Art: Lyonel Charles Feininger

The White Man, painting by Lyonel Charles Feininger (1907)
Colección Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza en depósito en el Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza

"Lyonel Charles Feininger (July 17, 1871 – January 13, 1956) was a German-American painter and caricaturist."

"Feininger only started working as an artist at the age of 36, after having worked as a commercial caricaturist for twenty years for various newspapers and magazines in both the USA and Germany; he was a member of the Berliner Sezession in 1909, was associated with expressionist group Die Brücke, the Novembergruppe, Gruppe 1919, the Blaue Reiter circle and The Blue Four. Famously, he designed the cover for the Bauhaus 1919 manifesto: an expressionist woodcut 'cathedral'. He also taught at the Bauhaus for several years." - Wikipedia
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Art: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner


Fränzi in front of Carved Chair, painting by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1910)
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid

"Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (6 May 1880 – 15 June 1938) was a German expressionist painter and printmaker and one of the founders of the artists group Die Brücke or "The Bridge", a key group leading to the foundation of Expressionism in 20th century art." - Wikipedia
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Art: Alexej Georgewitsch von Jawlensky

Alexander Sakharoff, portrait by Alexej von Jawlensky, 1909

"Alexej Georgewitsch von Jawlensky (13 March 1864 – 15 March 1941) was a Russian expressionist painter active in Germany. He was a member of the New Munich Artist's Association (Neue Künstlervereinigung München), Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) group and later the Die Blaue Vier (The Blue Four)." - Wikipedia
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2009-05-27

Illustration: The Man With the Spy Face


Today's Inspiration: John Fulton Remembered
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Music: Cannonball Adderley - Love, Sex, And The Zodiac


My Jazz World: Cannonball Adderley - Love, Sex, And The Zodiac (1974)

"...another great collaboration by saxophonist Cannonball Adderley and writer/narrator Rick Holmes, together they take a look at the different zodiac signs relating to..."
...well, love and sex.

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And there's also:
Cannonball Adderley - The Soul Zodiac (1972)
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Ephemera: "Nursery Rhymes" Playing Cards




Ephemera Assemblyman: "Nursery Rhymes" Playing Cards.
Note: At the bottom of his post you'll find links for more cards.
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Illustration: Le père fume sa pipe



Agence eureka: "Cartons d'apprentissage de la lecture (années 60)"
- Part 2
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2009-05-26

Interior Design: "Retro modern organic conversation pit."


The Selvedge Yard: Back to the Future | A Retro Hi Fi in a Dark & Cozy Man Cave
Via This Isn't Happiness

Architecture: Way to Go, Kim.


More images here
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Related posts:
Poster Art: North Korean Propaganda
Propaganda: Kim Jong Il Video
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Architecture: Unrealised Projects for Moscow


Let's kick off the rerun series from... the beginning. The first Martin Klasch post ever posted:

(from 2005-05-02)

Palace of Soviets (Dom Sovetov). O.Iofan, O.Gelfreikh, V.Schuko. Sculptor S.Merkulov. A Version of the approved project. 1934

Schusev State Museum of Architecture Moscow: The Architecture of Moscow from the 1930s to the early 1950s. Unrealised projects
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Related post:
Vintage postcard: World exposition 1937
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Celebration: Four Years


I just realized that the Martin Klasch blog has turned four years old without any sort of celebration. So in honor of our more than 500.000 unique visitors we'll now begin a favorite post rerun series which we hereby name: These Are Some Of My Favorite Things. As they say: Stay tuned!
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Ephemera: Watch-Paper Prints


BibliOdyssey: "Hands up anyone who knew what a watch-paper print was?"
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2009-05-25

Vintage Photo: Two Guys and a Tree

Today I found this old photo portraying a couple of guys in the Old Town of Stockholm. It was being displayed at the Nordiska muséet in a small exhibition about photography of everyday life and people. I'm sorry didn't note when or by whom it was taken but let's say (please do correct me) it's from about 1920-30. UPDATE: Josephzohn says "The old photo was taken by Gösta Spång in February 1924, 20 minutes past 3 in the afternoon!" which is confirmed here. Anyway, I immediately liked it, the composition, the tree and the guys. I also felt that the place was familiar, not that I knew exactly where but I knew I'd find it. With some luck I found it straight away (very close to where Josephzohn works, by the way).

The tiny tree was much larger but the houses in the background looked exactly the same (as they should in this part of Stockholm). I wanted to take a photo from more or less the same position but, damn it, they had put up a statue between the photographers position and the tree! Bastards. So I had to move in front of the statue to shoot it. As you can see in the larger compiled image of then and now the now-tree ended up a bit to the right of the then-tree. Either they moved it, perhaps it's even another tree planted later, or I simply should have moved a bit to the right. I had to manipulate today's photo to make everything but the tree fit, so the angle was somewhat off.


Tyska Stallplan (Wikipedia)


Wikipedia have this great (1,977 × 767 pixels) panoramic photo by Mats Halldin. Thanks. Click it!

More:
- Prästgatan No. 80 (Flickr)
- Mårten Trotzigs Gränd (Wikipedia)
- The relief plaque seen on the wall behind the guys says painter Carl Larsson was born at Prästgatan No. 78.
- "The most beautiful corner in/of Stockholm."

If you want to see the place on a 3D map click here and turn the view completely around or for the street view.
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Related post:
Photo: Now and Then
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2009-05-13

Blog: illuopa




"This is my private collection of German illustration and design before 1980" says Patrick Wirbeleit about his wonderful blog illuopa.

Via DRAWN!
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2009-05-11

Vintage Hotels: Gyllene Uttern



Gyllene Uttern - "The Golden Otter" - in southern Sweden was originally built as a roadside café in 1932 but the castle-like building was added within a few years. It is now mainly a hotel and restaurant. I haven't passed it in many years but it is supposed to look very much the same as when the German Nazi flag was up for German visitors (4th image).

Gyllene Uttern (Swedish Wikipedia)

Wild Strawberries
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Thanks to Johnny and SVT for image #1
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