Gib mir Asyl im Paradies – Gemälde von Susanne Haun

Diese Farben finde ich sehr ansprechend. Susanne Haun Atelieransicht, Herbst, Asyl im Paradies, Gemälde von Susanne Haun (c) VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020 “Dieses Gemälde von Susanne Haun ist sehr persönlich. Während die Künstlerin das Bild malte, hörte sie die Musik von der Band Silly speziel das Lied “Asyl im Paradies”. Die Sängerin Tamara Danz wusste… Continue reading Gib mir Asyl im Paradies – Gemälde von Susanne Haun

Songs of the Liberation for VE Day

The Chadwyck-Healey Liberation Collection (1944-46) consists mainly of books, but also contains a number of French and English songs and music scores, some with striking illustrations. They appear either in individual leaflets or in larger compilations, including the lyrics and in some cases notated music. On the 70th anniversary of VE Day (Victory in Europe),…

Das Pferd mit Pferd im Pferd – Collage von Susanne Haun, besprochen von Nina Alice Schuchardt

Looks very interesting-Prima!! Susanne Haun Inzwischen ist es schon drei Jahre her, dass ich die Collagen für das Buch Landtiere im Eichhörnchenverlag zeichnete. Zwei der Collagen arbeitete ich mit einem Foto von Ninas Pferd. Beide Collagen von Ninas Pferd sind heute im Buch Landtiere zu finden. Das Buch Landtiere entstand unter dem Aspekt, den kleinsten… Continue reading Das Pferd mit Pferd im Pferd – Collage von Susanne Haun, besprochen von Nina Alice Schuchardt

Drawings of the Franco-German war of 1870-71: a new acquisition at Cambridge University Library

Last year Cambridge University Special Collections acquired, with the help of the Friends of the Library, a notebook of 47 drawings, probably produced by an unidentified soldier towards the end of the 19th century (ms Additional 10300). This acquisition adds to the library’s holdings of primary material relating to the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871, which…

Painting the nightmare of Auschwitz : the February 2020 Slavonic item of the month

This year will see many 75th anniversaries relating to the Second World War, and one of the most poignant – the liberation of Auschwitz by the Soviets – has already occurred, in late January.  We recently received an important addition to Cambridge’s significant holdings about the Holocaust and Auschwitz in particular, in the form of…

Covers from the Liberation Collection

The Liberation Collection consists of over 3000 books published in French between 1944 and 1946. They all share a common subject – the Second World War – and reflect the interest of the collector for book history (quality paper, limited editions, signed copies, etc.); this aside, they differ widely from each other in the way…

The Résistante and the Collaborationist: an odd connection in the Liberation Collection

Riffaud and Liquois, two destinies with seemingly nothing in common, apart from the War and a little booklet from Jeunesse Héroïque (Portrait of Riffaud by Picasso from “Le poing fermé”, Liquois image from https://histo28.miraheze.org under Creative Commons) As discussed in an earlier blogpost, showcasing the beautiful and entertaining Belgian children’s collection Les Alliés, a surprisingly…

German Expressionism: taking inspiration from Leicester

Expressionism in Germany is particularly associated with two major groups which emerged before World War One: Der Blaue Reiter in Munich and Die Brücke in Dresden, artistic communities which reacted against the bourgeois culture and wanted to change art and society. For those interested in seeing German Expressionist works now, obvious destinations are the Lenbachhaus…

The Blue, by Nancy Bilyeau

Originally posted on ANZ LitLovers LitBlog:
I enjoyed this historical novel, recommended to me by Emma from Words and Peace when she came across my review of Robyn Cadwallader’s Book of Colours which features a 14th century family of limners who create exquisite illuminated bibles and devotional prayer books. The Blue is likewise an historical novel…