Hannchen Brakhan

b. before 1876, Hamburg, Germany
d. 1928, Hamburg, Germany

BIOGRAPHY    |    EXHIBITIONS 


 

SELECTED WORKS

 

BIOGRAPHY


The mediumistic drawings presented here were all executed in August and September 1922. They come from the hand of Hannchen Helene Marie Brakhan, the wife of a Hamburg architect. She created automatic drawings in the 1920s under spiritualist influence. Of her life and her mediumistic activity, nothing else is known but a brief communication in the February 1925 issue of the journal Psychische Studien, where she is mentioned as a "drawing medium of plant-like ornaments".

On the back of the ornamental pencil drawings, the medium's spirit guide signs with the words “Auf Wiedersehen” (“goodbye”) in large characters. Apparently from another hand was noted: "2nd master". These works are typical floral ornament-like structures frequently encountered in mediumistic artistic productions.

 

EXHIBITIONS


2020 Parliament of Plants, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz, 9/6/2020/ – 1/17/2021
2019 Plants of the Soul: Floral Fantasies between Symbolism and Outsider Art. Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen, Germany, 31/03 – 04/08/2019

 

 

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