There are still a few places left for this weekend’s class in the workshop. It will be dedicated to Art Nouveau and composition. As an example of what will be covered during this course, some pictures of a work in progress on a fragment of Rilke’s Sonnets at Orpheus.
first pencil version
second version reworked for justification
third version in ink, first draft of the final version without the decoration
A beautiful text by Colette on the act of writing from La Vagabonde. It’s only a fragment, she talks about it in different ways, but it’s the one that caught my attention the most. Who knows, maybe I’ll calligraphy the rest another day?
I was very influenced by Rudolf Koch in this composition, first with the title in NEULAND, then with the gothic script, inspired by the one found in his book of signs.
And, to contrast, I have chosen a less “violent” humanistic script for the second part of the text.