Oscar winner Jessica Yu's portrait of outsider artist Henery Darger.

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Comment by Theresa Ann Aleshire Williams on August 30, 2011 at 6:19pm
No, I hadn't seen that!  It's going on my wish list.
Comment by Marcia Cirillo (Fifi LePew) on August 30, 2011 at 5:07pm
I wondered if anyone has seen this book by Klaus Biesenbach, if it's worth paying $60.  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/379134210X/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d0_g... 
Comment by Yvonne Neldel on August 30, 2011 at 1:07am

....thank you both very very much....I am happy now:) and will spend the next hour getting my H.Darger information packet!

Have a nice evening & colourful and adventurous dreams in the night!



Comment by Theresa Ann Aleshire Williams on August 30, 2011 at 12:23am
Yvonne, I think I ordered my copy through amazon.com. If not there, it was through PBS.org. I thought that your comments were sensitive to how you perceived Darger's loneliness. Nothing to be ashamed of at all!
Comment by Yvonne Neldel on August 29, 2011 at 11:32pm

Yes, of course. When I read my words again, I only find the aspect of the "romantic" artist, longing for the place of total freedom, staying alone because he LIKES to....which in Dargers´ case is not true, you are right..and somehow I feel ashamed for not mentioning it, because making art and staying apart from the world when you got hurt is not in any kind romantic or a thing of free will, but a must to fight against the inner and outer horror.I´d really like to see the film to understand more of this complex artist and his life ....do you know whether I have to get him only in America or also in Germany?


With a lot of greetings and thanx for the important comment! Yvonne.

Comment by Theresa Ann Aleshire Williams on August 29, 2011 at 7:12pm
I own this DVD and have been fascinated with Darger's work for some time.  I think he was terribly wounded as a child and he retreated into his imagination which was the only safe place for him.  Here, he could create his own world, his own heroes, and he could defeat the forces of "evil" which had hurt him. 
Comment by Yvonne Neldel on August 24, 2011 at 6:14pm

You are surely right....too many questions could have ruined his clearity of work&soul.

H.Darger is a great example of keeping close to himself and his world...♥

It is so wonderful to create a world and be close to the gift of creativity....and to listen to yourself. Who cares about the critics anyway? ( although i would never ever ever compare myself to a H.Darger;)

Thanx for the discussion that make things/thoughts clearer to me...Yvonne


Comment by Yvonne Neldel on August 23, 2011 at 4:30pm
Yes, I think the same... he did not care for the actual arts at his time....and he chose to be for himself and his art, never talking to anybody or sharing it with someone. Yesterday I read when he was told that his works would be shown in an exhibition for the 1st time, he answered something like " Now it´s too late." I´m not so sure that these words are a sign for the want of being famous-but maybe for the need to find an inner peace by sharing them with the world?
Comment by Marcia Cirillo (Fifi LePew) on August 23, 2011 at 3:41pm

one of my favorite documentaries.

I am not sure he would have wanted to be celebrated, though.

Comment by Yvonne Neldel on August 23, 2011 at 1:05am
Thank you so much for the shared informations...so i got another reason to go to Chicago....to see his works in original...i hope i can afford the travel one day***sigh**



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