Pictorial spiritism (a woman's drawings guided by a spirit)

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Pictorial spiritism (a woman's drawings guided by a spirit)

Self-taught artist, Madge Gill’s work includes a series of strange drawings dictated by a spirit named Myrninerest.

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Quote:At the age of 38, embroiled in a tragic present, Maude Gill made her first contact with Myrninerest, who would accompany her for the rest of her life. Gill’s spiritualist sessions resulted in ink drawings, drawn by the scarce light of candles. Some testimonies from her children tell that Gill went into trances in which, in addition to drawing, she wrote, knitted, crocheted, and played the piano. Widowed in 1932, Madge participated in her first exhibition at the age of 50.

From then on, she gained fame in her neighborhood as a medium. She organized spiritism sessions, read horoscopes, and made spontaneous predictions. How long the group sessions went on is not known, but at some point, she stopped doing them and, little by little, lost contact with the outside world. What little is known is that she never stopped making her drawings on postcards, sheets of paper, cardboard, and rolls of fabric —dictated always by her guiding spirit. Throughout her life she exhibited several more times and, it’s said that when at some point a gallery contacted her to sell the work, she refused the invitation claiming that the work didn’t belong to her but to Myrninerest.
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(2021-12-29, 12:03 AM)Sciborg_S_Patel Wrote: Pictorial spiritism (a woman's drawings guided by a spirit)

Self-taught artist, Madge Gill’s work includes a series of strange drawings dictated by a spirit named Myrninerest.

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Thanxs Sci - there isn't a lot posted here on automatic writing and drawing.  Yeats anyone?
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