Wednesday, December 2, 2020

People & Interviews

Interviews with artists, authors and #PeopleOfPaperblanks.

"Most beautiful things come from the heart."
Known as the “father of psychoanalysis,” Sigmund Freud (1856–1939) transformed Western thinking with his groundbreaking work on the human psyche. Read on to learn about Paperblanks' tribute to the Austrian neurologist. Freud's Elegant Writing Recreated on a Journal Cover Early on,...
William Shakespeare (1564-1616) has long been considered the greatest of the English writers. Read on to find out about Paperblanks' Shakespeare journal, with a cover that portrays something rare: one of the few traces of Shakespeare's handwriting left to...
Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) possessed a powerful imagination, deep feeling and courageous realism that make Jane Eyre, published in 1847; one of the most vital works in the history of English literature. Original Jane Eyre Manuscript Re-Created On Journal Cover Our cover...
"This year I am using the Filigree Floral Ivory Journal from the Lyon Florals Collection. I lived in Lyon for a while and its history of sumptuous silks which were hand woven in the 19th Century is inspiring to me."
"I am really concerned about power and how it is constructed, and also about finding a voice for experiences that have been left on the margins of society or history."
In a body of work that is perhaps unparalleled in history, Leonardo da Vinci’s (1452–1519) sketches and copious notes allow us to peer into the mind of a genius. He was a consummate draftsman and sketch artist, and carefully...
  In defiance of those who preferred sophistication over instinct and emotion, William Wordsworth (1770-1850) helped the Romantic revolution take flight. He championed the fundamental democracy of poetics and believed that the artist’s task was to delight and inspire the...
"Art allows me to live with history in the making, to understand what is new and what is changing in the world, even at my age. I hate vulgarity, banality, and sentimentality."
Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) was one of the greatest of the Post-Impressionist painters. The near spiritual excitement of his swirling brushwork, contoured forms and intense colour has had a powerful influence on the development of modern painting. Van...

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