Letters, diaries and manuscripts

By Picabia, Francis - Unknown title

By Picabia, Francis – Unknown title

By Da Vinci - Several sketches and diagrams

By Da Vinci – Several sketches and diagrams

By Aragon, Louis - Pregnancy

By Aragon, Louis – Pregnancy

By Gauguin - At the shore. Beside a Verlaine's poem

By Gauguin – At the shore. Beside a Verlaine’s poem

By Delahaye - My friend Arthur seen as a native Melanesian of New Caledonia

By Delahaye – My friend Arthur seen as a native Melanesian of New Caledonia

By Hoefnagel, Joris - Still-life with writing

By Hoefnagel, Joris – Still-life with writing

By Schwitters, Kurt - Untitled

By Schwitters, Kurt – Untitled

By De'Grassi, Giovannino - Book with patterns of capital letters, the famous anthropomorphic alphabet

By De’Grassi, Giovannino – Book with patterns of capital letters, the famous anthropomorphic alphabet

By Chagall - Lovers

By Chagall – Lovers

By unknown arab author of the 19th century - Calligraphy that designs the figure of a horse

By unknown arab author of the 19th century – Calligraphy that designs the figure of a horse

By Friedrich, C. D.- Sheet about Learning and Art in the year of the French Revolution

By Friedrich, C. D.- Sheet about Learning and Art in the year of the French Revolution

By Atkinson, James - People in a swing. Street scene on his travel journal

By Atkinson, James – People in a swing. Street scene on his travel journal

By Von Stuck, Franz - Motif to announce an art exhibition

By Von Stuck, Franz – Motif to announce an art exhibition

By unknown author of 19th century - Depiction with notes of the famous black bear of Himalaya region

By unknown author of 19th century – Depiction with notes of the famous black bear of Himalaya region

By Crane, Walter - Botany figure

By Crane, Walter – Botany figure

By De Insulis, Alanus - Geometry and other knowledge

By De Insulis, Alanus – Geometry and other knowledge

By Carroll, Lewis - One of his famous calligrams

By Carroll, Lewis – One of his famous calligrams

By unknown author - A manuscript in a liturgical book of Jewish Passover

By unknown author – A manuscript in a liturgical book of Jewish Passover

By Kalho, Frida - 'Yo soy la desintegración'

By Kalho, Frida – ‘Yo soy la desintegración’

By Michelangelo - Ideas on fruits and meals

By Michelangelo – Ideas on fruits and meals

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9 responses to “Letters, diaries and manuscripts

  1. It’s like peeking into immortals private diaries – once again, a fabulous collection procured by a talented eye!
    Thank you for sharing these…
    AnnMarie 🙂

  2. This is a truly beautiful post. I adore seeing the combination of written word and sketch together. Thank you so much for your consistent amazing content!

    • I always will insist on saying that writing and drawing are generated by the same human engine, or the same cradle: the hand. And our mind chooses the path of one of the two codes to depict what we want to say in each case. Oh darling, I’m grateful for your comments and also for your wonderful work exhibited in your blog. Giant kisses!

      • The line between hand and mind is a magical path.Thank you so much for your kind words, and your blog continues to remind me of the great styles and art that exists in the world through the ages. Warm wishes back to you! 🙂

      • Dear friend, some years ago I was learning in a university a course about skills Proficiency in Legal Calligraphy for judicial cases. This teached me the direct link between hand and mind. I published an special post dedicated to my colleagues:
        https://sketchuniverse.wordpress.com/2013/05/15/letters-diaries-and-manuscripts-special-the-german-expressionists/
        Maybe you could like it.
        Thanks so much as ever. Xoxo

      • A lovely post! Did you choose the art works for the calligraphy brush strokes each incorporates? I have always loved the handwritten word, and one day will try my hand at calligraphy.

        And what an interesting course! What was the biggest or most interesting thing you learned from the class?

        Wishing you an inspired weekend!

      • Dearest Missy, I’m so sorry because I have omited the answer to your expert email and also so kind
        I finished these studies so glad, because I achieved arguing and demonstrate that the graphical repertory of human symbols handwritten, are so limited. So, the same hand and same brain could use the symbol of number ‘1’ or number ‘7’ with repetition for example to depict the grass in a landscape.
        Is something so basic as we daily can see a lot of emoticons, that’s is tipography used to make a depiction of reality, and these are using my idea about ‘The ambivalence of signs’. My friend, you’re so clever that our talking was for me a true bliss. Thanks a million. So long!

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