Saturday, 14 May 2011

Natasha Kissell

In the story I am illustrating, "The Zookeeper"s Wife" by Diane Ackerman, the house that Antonina and Jan Zabinski occupy is a 1930's stucco and brick villa in the International Style. This type of architecture was considered degenerate by Hitler's nazi regime, and was in stark contrast to the traditional Polish style of architecture in Warsaw. The house managed to survive the war and still stands to this day.

Natasha Kissell is influenced by the modern architecture of her childhood in Johannesburg. Her magical realism of her paintings are inspired by Caspar David Friedrich and Peter Doig amongst others.

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