Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fraktur in Folk Art!

"Jacob and Hannah: Courting in the Garden"

This awesome original painting was gifted to me from a very generous friend Ken Scott.  The painting depicts a gentleman wooing a lady acquaintance. The background shows flowers and birds that are prevalent in Pennsylvania German folk art and fraktur. The depictions of nature on some pieces represent good luck and healthy life.
Fraktur is the use of archaic and decorative fonts for lettering. Fraktur writings appear in broken segments within the art work. Ken's pencil drawings and writing in this piece are reminiscent of what may have been done on book covers years ago. The painting is done in India ink and watercolors. The base for this piece is a book cover that was antiqued to look 200 years old. Stop by Ken's Blog and check out some more of his wonderful art work.

3 comments:

Luzia said...

Realy facinating work! Greetings from Luzia.

Riki Schumacher said...

Carla, love your work! Really fun. Take care, Riki

cat said...

Luzia - Hello and thanks for stopping by!

Riki Schumacher - Thank you!