Saturday, 26 June 2010

Helena Bochorakova-Dittrichova (1894-1980)

On the subject of woodcuts, Helena Bochorakova-Dittrichova (1894-1980) is another artist to use the medium that I have become interested in. The following examples are from a woodcut novel that she produced (apparantly she was highly influenced by Frans Masereel) called "Childhood", a story about the life of children in the Czech Republican countryside. I think that her work has a wonderful warmth and an innocence about it, which is not often seen in the woodcut medium (it is often used to convey darker subject matter).

1 comment:

  1. Thanks a lot for posting this - I'm a fan of novels in woodcut and woodcuts from the 20s and 30s