Willem de Mérode - Ganymedes. Met 5 houtsneden van Johan Dijkstra - Amsterdam - “De Gulden Ster” - 1924 - 1st edition - sewn, bound in Chinese block book style with raffia 28 × 20.5 cm - 30 pp - edition of 125 numbered copies - this is no. 013 - signed by De Mérode and Dijkstra - raffia damaged on the spine, binding threads partly loose; protruding edges creased, spine somewhat torn. Interior excellent.
Willem de Mérode is the pseudonym of Willem Eduard Keuning (Spijk, 2 September 1887 - Eerbeek, 22 May 1939), a Dutch poet.
He is considered the most important Dutch calvinist poet of his generation. P.J. Meertens called him a Christian Renaissance poet. Hans Werkman, biographer of Willem de Mérode: “De dichter doorleefde de tragedie van een onmogelijke liefde; hij schreef in de spanning van jongensliefde en een mystieke beleving van christelijk geloof”
Johannes (Johan) Dijkstra (Groningen, 23 December 1896 - there, 21 February 1978) was a Dutch painter, graphic artist, stained-glass artist, mosaic artist and teacher. He is considered one of the most important Groningen artists of the twentieth century.
In 1918 Dijkstra and Jan Altink founded the Groningen artist collective De Ploeg. In his studio at the Spilsluizen, designed by his friend and architect Evert van Linge, he earned his first living by producing illustrations and advertising art. He was also a book designer and designer of ex-libris. Through De Ploeg, Dijkstra and his wife became friends with writer and poet Willem de Mérode. In 1924, he made five woodcuts for De Mérode's book ‘Ganymedes’, including one depicting Ganymede as the cupbearer to the gods. The expressionist woodcuts are deliberately somewhat primitive. Dijkstra made his woodcuts with a simple steel shoemaker's knife.
- Número de libros
- Arte, Poesía
- Autor/ Ilustrador
- Bibliofiel; Willem de Mérode en Johan Dijkstra
- Título del libro
- Ganymedes; gesigneerd
- Año de publicación artículo más antiguo
- Primera edición
- Lengua original
- Número de páginas
- 28×20 cm