Outsider art

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.

simon-martin:

The Japanese artist Shinichi Sawada makes creatures from clay: totemic figures that have a primal energy. Born with severe autism and barely speaking, these sculptures are his way of expressing himself. He began producing them in 2001 whilst in residence at the Ritto Nakayoshi Sagyojo, a facility for mentally impaired people in Ritto in Japan. They have since gained international attention. I saw the sculptures in the photos here at the 2013 Venice Biennale where I was utterly entranced by their rich personal mythology that somehow touches on archetypal creatures from ancient Noh theatre, to Manga, Anime, and horned tribal fetishes. He has been included in the Wellcome Collection’s exhibition of Outsider Art from Japan, and now the exhibition ‘Intuitive Folk’ at Pallant House Gallery in Chichester UK. In the words of Chris Wiley Sawada’s sculptures ‘stand as evocative and enigmatic testaments to his inner life, mute idols of a tribe of one.’ http://pallant.org.uk/exhibitions1/current-exhibitions1/delonghi-print-room/intuitive-folk

(via 50watts)

raw-vision:

Beside a muddy track in the Balinese forest is an impressive structure that would pass as an installation in a more conventional setting, with hundreds of painted volcanic rocks piled up to form an altar. This is the work of Ni Tanjung, featured in RV 59.http://ift.tt/1eg3U0L http://ift.tt/1of6XX6

raw-vision:

Beside a muddy track in the Balinese forest is an impressive structure that would pass as an installation in a more conventional setting, with hundreds of painted volcanic rocks piled up to form an altar. This is the work of Ni Tanjung, featured in RV 59.
http://ift.tt/1eg3U0L http://ift.tt/1of6XX6