Outsider art

coolbabewannabe:

Madge Gill. London. 1884-1961. In children’s home until 19. Blinded in one eye during childbirth (stillbirth). Drew and painted, often in the dark. Seances. Showed at East End Academy but gained recognition at Hayward Gallery’s outsider show in 1979 in her 90’s. tate.org.uk

coolbabewannabe:

Madge Gill. London. 1884-1961. In children’s home until 19. Blinded in one eye during childbirth (stillbirth). Drew and painted, often in the dark. Seances. Showed at East End Academy but gained recognition at Hayward Gallery’s outsider show in 1979 in her 90’s. tate.org.uk

(via 50watts)


An anonymous novel written on the walls of an abandoned house in Chongqing, China (2012)

An anonymous novel written on the walls of an abandoned house in Chongqing, China (2012)

(Source: vintageanchorbooks, via workman)

centuriespast:

Steeple Cock (Coq de clocher)
17th century
France, Burgundy
Iron with inlaid copper eyes
The Barnes Foundation

centuriespast:

Steeple Cock (Coq de clocher)

17th century

France, Burgundy

Iron with inlaid copper eyes

The Barnes Foundation

hspdigitallibrary:

Doodles by William Begg, a sailor on the ship Tenedos, who kept this log during his stint in the Naval battles of the War of 1812. Apparently, he was trying to learn anatomy in his down time!

Check out the rest of Begg’s “illustrated” journal here on our Digital Library.

(via awesomearchives)

centuriespast:

American, Pennsylvania German
Two Red and Yellow Parrots Facing Each Other (Green Leaves)
19th century
Opaque water-based paint and pen and iron gall ink (?) with graphite underdrawing on wove paper
The Barnes Foundation

centuriespast:

American, Pennsylvania German

Two Red and Yellow Parrots Facing Each Other (Green Leaves)

19th century

Opaque water-based paint and pen and iron gall ink (?) with graphite underdrawing on wove paper

The Barnes Foundation

jansoeken:

Albrecht Ludwig Berblinger also known as the Tailor of Ulm, is famous for having tried to cross the Donau with a hang glider. I could not hold back but illustrate his attempt. It is a reinterpretation of old very beautiful illustrations of the event.

jansoeken:

Albrecht Ludwig Berblinger also known as the Tailor of Ulm, is famous for having tried to cross the Donau with a hang glider. I could not hold back but illustrate his attempt. It is a reinterpretation of old very beautiful illustrations of the event.