Is there anything out there capable to perfectly capture the opposition of rationality and emotion — the key topic of this novel by Hermann Hesse? Black and white, a stroke and a stain, emptiness and completeness? You can find all of it here. At the same time, the paradoxical combination of hastiness and care with which these illustrations were made is so much more expressive. On one hand, some of the characters lack facial features, their figures haphazard and simple. On the other, however, the artist spared no expense — devotedly rendering the tiny roof tiles and countless pine trees together with their prickly branches.
Kostya Vyskub
Narcissus and Goldmund