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In secret - Sulamith Wulfing - Sulamith Wulfing Verlag 1976 - Framed Print - 14"H x 11"W

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In secret - Sulamith Wulfing - Sulamith Wulfing Verlag 1976 - Framed Print - 14"H x 11"W

Sulamith Wülfing was a German artist and illustrator. Her ethereal, enigmatic works depict fairy tales or mystical subjects.

She was the daughter of Theosophist parents, and thus as a child Sulamith had visions of angels, fairies, gnomes, and nature spirits. She first began drawing these creatures at the age of four. The visions continued throughout her life, and directly inspired her paintings.

Sulamith Wülfing graduated from the Wuppertal Art College, and married Otto Schulze, a professor at the Art College. Together, they created the Sulamith Wülfing Verlag (publishing house).

Characteristic Wülfing paintings feature slender, fair-haired, fay young women and men, with large eyes and sad or thoughtful faces, wearing elaborately patterned gowns or robes, and sometimes veils, snoods, wreaths, or jeweled crowns. These maidens are placed in outdoor settings of twilight woods and moonlit meadows, or in castle-like interiors with vaguely Gothic detail

Many of the paintings have a "fairytale" feel, with grinning dwarves and gnomes, knights in armor, dragons, and the like.

Interesting Fact:

Stevie Nicks credited Sulamith Wülfing's art with providing the inspiration for many of her songs, as well as the cover of her 1983 album The Wild Heart. A concert video screen displayed Sulamith Wülfing art images during Stevie's 2005 Gold Dust tour.

In 1973 Pete Sinfield, former lyricist of progressive rock band King Crimson, used the painting Big Friend on the front cover of his first solo album Still.


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