Tuesday, April 23, 2019

People & Interviews

Interviews with artists, authors and #PeopleOfPaperblanks.

Often described by musicians as a “giant,” Ludwig van Beethoven’s (1770-1827) works are defined by intellectual depth and honesty. His musical expressions of heroism and struggle echo his troubled personal life. Beethoven’s childhood fell prey to the ambitions of...
"I grew up surrounded by books, music and paintings. During my childhood, Saturday was “Museum Day” and Sunday the “Cinema or Trip Day.” Night was time for Grimm’s fairy tales and Don Quixote, along with Chopin, Bach, Mozart and Beethoven."
Samuel Longhorne Clemens (1835-1910), known by the pen name Mark Twain, has been called “the father of American literature. ” In his day he was America’s most famous literary icon. A humorist, satirist, lecturer and novelist, Twain combined narrative...
William Blake (1757–1827) may be revered today, but in his time he was scorned as a madman. His uncompromising artistic vision startles now, as it did then, for its precision and the breadth of its approach and scope. Blake...
"Don’t be afraid of new things, even if they aren’t “you”. Anything you try will present new ways of approaching the things you truly do have a passion for."
"What I believe makes Paperblanks unrivalled is our cover designs; you won’t find them anywhere else."
Auguste Rodin (1840 – 1917) was one of the art world’s original bad boys. His masterful bronze and marble figures made him one of the most famous and controversial artists of the nineteenth century. He left behind the traditional...
Friedrich von Schiller is one of Germany’s greatest dramatists, poets and literary theorists. Born in 1759, his very first play, The Robbers, was met with great acclaim and caused an uproar, which led to the playwright’s arrest and ban...
To be a creative person is to live this life to the fullest, to be creative in everything you do. This is your birthright as a human being.
"I grew up surrounded by art: prints of paintings by Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne on the walls, Murano and Czech glass objects, tribal artifacts, books, music, ballet, antiques and, of course, nature."

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