Friday, August 29, 2008

Helga Hornung from Germany

I recently received a CD filled with the loveliest images by German artist Helga Hornung. I've chosen two paintings to share with you. In September 1998 her first picture book for children was published on Rex-Verlag, Luzern: "The little Lalu". The texts are added with Bliss-Symbols, "which are easily understood by non-speaking children and those who are mentally disordered". This book has been translated now into several languages and is one of a series. Her tender portrayals of motherly love and her painterly technique make her a winner in my book.