Adolf Wölfli (Swiss, 1864-1930)

Details and full piece, circa 1912

Wolfli created all of his art, including thousands of pages of illustrated manuscripts, while institutionalized at a mental asylum in Switzerland. 


Adolf Wölfli     

Adolf Wölfli was born in the canton of Bern, Switzerland. At the age of seven he was abandoned by his father. The boy remained alone with his mother for two years, before being placed in peasant families where he worked as a goatherd and farmhand. Later he became a woodcutter, then a labourer. A few years afterwards Wölfli was arrested for indecent exposure and imprisoned for two years. On his release, he committed the offence again and in 1899 was admitted to the hospital in Waldau, near Bern, where he stayed until he died.

Adolf Wölfli started to draw, write and compose music at the age of 35. His output was colossal. It included 25,000 pages strewn with graphic compositions done with crayons, but also collages, literary creations and musical scores. In his drawings, figures whose eyes are surrounded by a mask are combined with musical notes, snippets of text and brightly coloured shapes. The ornamental elements have both a decorative and a rhythmic function.

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my opinion on;

character in general: Jo! <3 My lovely wolfly OC. I’ve seen so many variations and watched her develop as a character that sometimes it really does feel like I’m her mom. (though I know that that’s HG) But Jo is constantly shifting and changing to get better and that’s beautiful. I always look forward to where you take her. 
how they play them: Your character, you play her perfectly. I stand by this 100% with OCs.

the mun: Another lovely human. Without your influence I would still be RPing only in groups!! We haven’t talked a lot lately, but I still consider you one of my good friends on here and am always glad to see you around. 

do i;

follow them: yes
rp with them: yes
want to rp with them: Yes! (even tho Astra is a paranoid asshole T_T )
ship their character with mine: Nope. Just not the dynamic. 

what is my;

overall opinion: Awesome OC, even more amazing Mun. I know that you are not sure of what direction to take Jo atm, but I have no doubt that what you decide will great and I super recommend people checking it out. 

**Note: Mun’s answer are all to be completely honest. Don’t send url if you don’t want brutal honesty.