Madge Gill

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Thanks to WU-vie Mark De Novellis, we learn of a new UK exhibition devoted to the work of outsider artist Madge Gill. If you image-google her name, you get tons of examples, such as you see above.

A nice visit if you're in the UK over the next several months.

Exhibition home page.

From the Wikipedia entry:

After recovering from her illness, she took a sudden and passionate interest in drawing, creating thousands of mediumistic works over the following 40 years, most done with ink in black and white. The works came in all sizes, from postcard-sized to huge sheets of fabric, some over 30 feet (9.1 m) long. She claimed to be guided by a spirit she called "Myrninerest" (my inner rest) and often signed her works in this name.

     Posted By: Paul - Fri Aug 30, 2013
     Category: Museums | New Age | Outsider Art | Reader Recommendation | Europe | Nineteenth Century | Twentieth Century

She was very talented. Her works are interesting and required effort and skill unlike so many things they call art today.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/30/13 at 11:19 AM
What is it that's said about the tortured soul of an artist? That the torment comes out in their work? Some of her work here reminds me of Escher.
Posted by KDP on 08/30/13 at 12:06 PM
Wow, So much Weirdness on so many levels! And cool pictures too! :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 08/30/13 at 12:44 PM
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