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Mica Milovanovic

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Alfred Kubin - Druga strana
« on: 22-03-2020, 14:33:01 »
Laguna ne prestaje sa iznenađenima. Pokrenuli su novu ediciju Feniks, a prva knjiga je delo nama malo poznatog austrijanca Alfreda Kubina. Da vam ne prepričavam ko je Alfred Kubin, evo odlomak iz Wikipedije:


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Kubin was born in Bohemia in the town of Leitmeritz, Austro-Hungarian Empire (now Litoměřice). From 1892 to 1896, he was apprenticed to the landscape photographer Alois Beer, although he learned little.[1] In 1896, he attempted suicide on his mother's grave, and his short stint in the Austrian army the following year ended with a nervous breakdown.[1] In 1898, Kubin began a period of artistic study at a private academy run by the painter Ludwig Schmitt-Reutte, before enrolling at the Munich Academy in 1899, without finishing his studies there. In Munich, Kubin discovered the works of Odilon Redon, Edvard Munch, James Ensor, Henry de Groux, and Félicien Rops. He was profoundly affected by the prints of Max Klinger, and later recounted: "Here a new art was thrown open to me, which offered free play for the imaginative expression of every conceivable world of feeling. Before putting the engravings away I swore that I would dedicate my life to the creation of similar works".[2] The aquatint technique used by Klinger and Goya influenced the style of his works of this period, which are mainly ink and wash drawings of fantastical, often macabre subjects.[1] Kubin produced a small number of oil paintings in the years between 1902 and 1910, but thereafter his output consisted of pen and ink drawings, watercolors, and lithographs. In 1911, he became associated with the Blaue Reiter group, and exhibited with them in the Galerie Der Sturm in Berlin in 1913.[2] After that time, he lost contact with the artistic avant-garde.


Kubin is considered an important representative of Symbolism and Expressionism and is noted for dark, spectral, symbolic fantasies, often assembled into thematic series of drawings. Like Oskar Kokoschka and Albert Paris Gütersloh, Kubin had both artistic and literary talent. He illustrated the works of Edgar Allan Poe, E.T.A. Hoffmann, and Fyodor Dostoevsky, among others. Kubin also illustrated the German fantasy magazine Der Orchideengarten.[3][4] Kubin wrote one work of fiction,[5] Die andere Seite (The Other Side) (1908), a fantastic novel set in an oppressive imaginary land. The Other Side has an atmosphere of claustrophobic absurdity reminiscent of the writings of Franz Kafka, who admired Die andere Seite.[4][6] The illustrations for Die andere Seite were originally intended for The Golem by Gustav Meyrink, but as that book was delayed Kubin instead worked his illustrations into his own novel.[3]


From 1906 until his death, he lived a withdrawn life in a small castle on a 12th-century estate in Zwickledt, Upper Austria.[4] In 1938, at the Anschluss of Austria and Nazi Germany, his work was declared entartete Kunst or "degenerate art,"[7] but he managed to continue working during World War II.


Druga strana je vrlo zanimljiv primer rane antiutopije, u spisateljskom smislu sasvim sigurno ne na nivou Zamjatina ili najpoznatijih antiutopija, ali se knjiga čita sa zanimanjem i predstavlja nešto što bi svaki ljubitelj fantastične proze trebalo da pročita.
Kubin je sam ilustrovao knjigu i u predgovoru se navodi da je možda glavni razlog za ovu knjigu bila Kubinova želja da muza ne "propadnu" naručene ilustracije za Golema koga Majrink nikako nije uspevao da završi
Sama Zemlja snova koju je Kubin stvorio može biti vrlo zanimljiva i čitaoc se može zabavljati paralelama sa prozom Majrinka i Kafke, Frojdovim teorijama i prodorima u "podsvesno".

Ima tu i zanimljivih misli:
"Jedan istinski zao čovek retko postaje umetnik, tu i tamo poneka mala nečasnost i na tome ostaje. Naša osećajnost ne ostavlja vremena za velika lupeštva. Mi otvoreno izlažemo dušu u svojim radovima, tako da svako može jasno da vidi kakva bi hulja neki imetnik mogao da postane u drugim okolnostima. Umetnost je sigurnosni ventil!"

Puno njegovih ilustracija se može naći na internetu:

http://www.artnet.com/artists/alfred-kubin


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Mica

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Re: Alfred Kubin - Druga strana
« Reply #1 on: 22-03-2020, 14:39:52 »
Eto. Ne prepričavaj.
Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience. - Mark Twain.

Boban

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Re: Alfred Kubin - Druga strana
« Reply #2 on: 22-03-2020, 14:44:46 »
mića najednom počeo da se interesuje za ilustracije i ilustratore...
Put ćemo naći ili ćemo ga napraviti.

Mica Milovanovic

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Re: Alfred Kubin - Druga strana
« Reply #3 on: 22-03-2020, 15:58:24 »
Ma jok. Slučajnost.
Odnosno, generalno zanimanje za fanastiku 20-tih godina prošlog veka...
Gledaš nešto drugo, pa naletiš...


Kako da se čovek ne zaintrigira za nešto ovako:



Ovo je iz 1919!
M. Christiani, Die Seele, Der Orchideengarten, 1919, issue 6.
Čudesno!


Imaš još dosta toga na:


http://50watts.com/Illustrations-from-Der-Orchideengarten-the-Worlds-First-Fantasy-Magazine



Mica