2 March 2015

"Comics Artventures" E-Book released!

In November 2013 kuš! invited international and Latvian artists to spend a week at the Latvian National Museum of Art. There they each picked a work of classical art and drew comics inspired by it. You can read our blog about the event here.

 Nicolas Zouliamis sketching "Spring Waters"by Vilhems Purvītis.

Now we collected the works and published it in a free e-book! You can download it here and see seven Latvian masterpieces through the eyes of comics artists!

Comics artists:  Emelie Östergren (Sweden), Mikus Duncis (Latvia), Nicolas Zouliamis (Belgium), Mari Ahokoivu (Finland), Ernests Kļaviņš (Latvia), Renata Gąsiorowska (Poland) and Søren Mosdal & Jacob Ørsted (Denmark) based on the artworks of Latvian artists Teodors Zaļkalns, Rūdolfs Pērle, Vilhelms Purvītis, Johans Valters, Janis Rozentāls, Jēkabs Belzēns and Jēkabs Kazaks.

Introductory texts to the artworks by Eduards Dorofejevs

Format: PDF, full color, 74 pages

Download: for free here!

The classical artworks and their new interpretations:

 “Daughter’s Portrait” (1909) by Jēkabs Belzēns (left) and by Renata Gąsiorowska (right)
 “Ruins” (1915) by Rūdolfs Pērle (above) and by Mikus Duncis (below)

“Temptation” (1913) by Janis Rozentāls (left) and by Ernests Kļaviņš (right)

“The Pig” (1937) by Teodors Zaļkalns (left) and by Emelie Östergren (right)

“Kazdanga” (1904) by Johans Valters (above) and by Mari Ahokoivu (below)

“Spring Waters” (around 1910) by Vilhelms Purvītis (above) and by Nicolas Zouliamis (below)

 “The Circus” (1918) by Jēkabs Kazaks (left) and by Søren Mosdal & Jacob Ørsted (right)