It's Friday, which means it's soon weekend - enjoy!
Last week I made this little album by recycling a blouse
which I did not like wearing. I utilized the snap-fasteners
from the front to make the clasp. The pocket was made from a
piece of the sleeve. There are 2 signatures inside, also machine sewn,
and once again with smaller, concertina pages in
between for private journaling. I am linking to
And for Art Journal Journey I have a hybrid page for Linda's lovely
theme of '50 shades of red' - there's always lots of red in my beloved London:
Today I am sharing some photos taken in the Town Museum
(Stadtmuseum) in the Altstadt of Düsseldorf, and these ones
are all about 'Mother Ey'
Johanna Ey (1864-1947) was a lady, born near Düsseldorf,
who kept a cafe in Düsseldorf's Altstadt and this developed into a meeting point
for artists, authors and especially painters. She was well known for
giving artists and students credit and taking pictures as payment . She opened
a gallery nearby where she showed their pictures. With the rise of the National Socialists all of her proteges, including many famous names - Jankel Adler, Adolf Dell, Otto Dix, Max Ernst,Bruno Goller, Adolf de Haer, Otto Pankok. Jacobo Dureda,Gert Wollheim - to name just a few-were banned and their art was forbidden.. Many of 'her' artists painted her, and a selection of her portraits are shown here. Her name is very well known in Düsseldorf, and there is a street named after her:
At the moment there is an Otto Dix exhibition in town, so I am going to see it tomorrow .
Have a great day you all, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!