Saturday, January 28, 2017

New sketchbook

The cover of sketchbook #61, with the doppelganger effect.


Gaspard Pitiot said...

I like Subert's Der Doppelganger on Heinrich Heine's poem.

Der Doppelganger sybolises death because the soul is separated from the the body and sees it. Nuvish said to me that if you see your face in a dream, it presages death.

Marcel Ruijters said...

That's interesting, i hadn't heard about that yet.

I'll pay more attention while dreaming, from now on. ;-)

Gaspard Pitiot said...


The night is quiet, the streets are calm,
In this house my beloved once lived:
She has long since left the town,
But the house still stands, here in the same place.

A man stands there also and looks to the sky,
And wrings his hands overwhelmed by pain:
Upon seeing his face, I am terrified--
The moon shows me my own form!

O you Doppelgänger! you pale comrade!
Why do you ape the pain of my love
Which tormented me upon this spot
So many a night, so long ago?¨

Marcel Ruijters said...

Some time ago i came across the term heautoscopy. Interestingly, the phenomenon allows for numerous doppelganger apparations.