Saturday, May 15, 2010

Henry Darger

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I just discover a great artist and it's even more amazing when you read about his life. Henry Darger's work is unknown for all his life until it's being discover after his death.

There are 15,145-page, fantasy manuscript called "The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What is known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion" , a second work of fiction, Crazy House: Further Adventures in Chicago, contains over 10,000 handwritten pages. The text is accompanied by three bound volumes of several hundred illustrations !!

All of his work is on one concept "to protect the children against child slavery". His wrote of children's right is :
"to play, to be happy, and to dream, the right to normal sleep of the night's season, the right to an education, that we may have an equality of opportunity for developing all that are in us of mind and heart."

There's also a book dedicate to him at Kinokuniya. In my life if I can only own 1 piece of art, it would be his. You can't believe that his art is create between 1930s-1970s. It's look just like being create yesterday by the hippiest illustrator.


a film about him. (Thank you to Bier for sharing with us!)
my gosh, he's too amazing.
xxx,
Pan's Holiday

2 comments:

saruti said...

you couldn't believe that i have watched all of the parts of the film of henry's life,thanks for sharing good things:)

shimu's holiday said...

:)))))))))))

Pan's Holiday

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