Monday, November 7, 2011

Henry Darger - In the Realms of the Unreal



I brought up Henry Darger the other day, and my reference fell flat. I am sad that no one knows him, because his work (and the famous documentary about him) are really fascinating. I included this trailer not because I find the trailer beautiful (or even very indicative of the effect of his art, since they animated it rather cheesily sometimes), but because I want to introduce you all to an artist and film I think are beautiful. I love outsider art, because it is often created outside of rigid knowledge of form and art history. It feels raw and yearning.

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