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James Castle (1899 – 1977) never learned to read, write or speak, but to make great art. The book.


Jakob Wegelius, illustrator.






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30 comments:

mrs boo radley said...

Amazing stuff.

marie said...

love it!

Ashley mo said...

About the James Castle's comment is so impressed to me! awesome★

Olly said...

Aaaah its only been a few days and I feel like I've missed out on too much...I shall have to scroll down :-)
I love these creations! Well anything with cardboard really; it's so versatile and it always reminds of making dollshouses when i was little.

Kylie said...

Lovely. Kx

cheryl cambras said...

thank you so much for the link. his work is magical!

Novi On The Go said...

These are so whimsical! Thank you for introducing Jakob's work, they're full of amazing details!

Mandy said...

You never fail to inspire !!!!
Love this post, the works are really great

Jenni said...

I love these fragile beauties, thanks for sharing, i think I need to read some more on him.

Søggen-Dazs said...

I remember growing up in Idaho, we used to, in elementary school, make "James Castle style" art with soot, cardboard and natural pigments. :)

gracia said...

Amazing images created. So raw and expressive.

urban flea said...

what lovely whimsical work! thanks for sharing, and i hope you have a lovely week!

xo urban flea :)
http://www.urbanfleadesign.net

Liivia said...

Wow!

Junko said...

His works are really great. Thanks for sharing!

christine said...

amazing!

Bohemian girl said...

Nice. Before I read what you said about the artist, it came to my mind that this is by someone who didn't like to grow up.

Sathya said...

it´s so special and emotional!

Lovely World said...

Neat. Reminds me in a way of the HCA paper dolls you showed last week.

.naa. said...

so interesting! I would like to see a movie about him (I saw a trailer or something on his web). Thank you for a great link again! :)

Golubka said...

How cool, thanks for posting!

Milady Productions said...

outsider art is pure genius! to create like a child with no ego...now thats something to aspire to!

bugheart said...

wow.
thanks
for the
amazing inspiration!

at swim-two-birds said...

amazing! thanks for this post, i need to read more about this artist, love the materials.

sunkentreasure said...

WOW Looks great!

teddybearswednesday said...

thanks for this. His work is so beautiful and very special.

c l a i r e l o d e r said...

Thanks for the James Castle link Elisabeth - we like!

Paul + Wendy Projects said...

This catalogue from his recent show at Douglas Hyde Gallery is pretty great too!

http://www.douglashydegallery.com/exhibition.php?intProjectID=7&intOrder=5

Fine Little Day said...

Good tip Paul + Wendy.

mon said...

thanks for sharing. i had never heard of james castle before, until seeing your post. i did some research and found out that his exhibit is now at the berkeley art museum! going to check it out this week! thanks again!

Barbara B. said...

really great