Wednesday, October 21, 2009

My dream / Corner view


Eva Švankmajerová, her paintings are very dreamy. For weaker characters, they are actually nightmarish. I like her a lot. She died few years ago. You might know her stuff from the film Otesánek. I have written about her previously. The upper pictures are illustration for folk tales, the second one are her paintings in an exhibition catalog.

17 comments:

Ian said...

They look kind of Central European Existentialist.

Daan said...

I like them!

happy dreams for you!

likeschocolate said...

I can't say that I like them, but they are interesting and they are good.

urbaNiche said...

i like the upper paintings...they are very dreamy...happy dreaming

Francesca said...

I guess I'm one of the weaker characters, still, I feel we have a lot in common, Magda, and I like learning from you, and your different point of view!

Bonnie said...

they are quite interesting ...

Guusje said...

wow!

la ninja said...

yup, very dreamy indeed.
the first one made me immediately think of chagall (a bit, you know.)

am I hearing correctly? string arrangement of a white stripes tune? genius!!! (I'm going to Wichita...)

la ninja said...

did that music actually come from your blog? it has stopped now and this tech-ninja cannot find where it came from (her own head? I'm hearing voiceeees.)

if it didn't, excuse my probably utterly confusing you with my comment.
however, if it did and I haven't gone mad, could you let me know who's playing it? gracias :)

Bohemian girl said...

La Ninja, sorry, I am not into music...

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Thanks for the dicovery ! I'll try to see more paintings... I like them !

la ninja said...

bollex!
sorry, I must have had a few pages open at the same time and thought it came from here. my mistake, sorry to bother you with this (couldn't find your mail address to apologise privately either, I'm not doing very well today, am I? ;)

Ritva said...

hi,
when i visited Prague, hundreds of years ago, i had to buy an extra suitcase for all the children books that i wanted to have from there. i highly value your illustrators!

thank you for sharing your dream!

at swim-two-birds said...

they're a bit shocking, but i like them anyway.Have a nice weekend, and I wish you something sweeter to dream of:-)

natsumi nishizumi said...

Beautiful illustration! The colors are so dramatic...Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

Benicek said...

Where does the Otesanek story come from? Eva has a 1970s children's picture book version of it. I hadn't realised that it predated the Svankmejer version.

Magdaléna said...

As far as I know it is a folk fairy tale. I don't know if it is Czech but it is generally known around.