Meingast’s poem for children

Exciting news, all! I’ve located a manuscript of Meingast’s 1903 poem for children, “Entartete Entenarten.” It’s in a library in Lecce— hopefully I’ll be able to look at it this summer. I remember reading that Kolo Moser wanted to do illustrations to accompany the text. Does anyone know whether Moser actually painted anything?

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Poem: “Watching the Canvas at the Rijksmuseum”

Meingast travelled to Amsterdam in 1885 to go to the Rijksmuseum, which had just moved into its new building (that “disorienting hodgepodge of Gothic and Renaissance elements”). No one is sure which canvas he was “watching.” A triptych/ three sitting or leaning before an aqua green, faintly mottled curtain/without creases/ a painterly imposition on reality, like the symmetry of […]

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