Posts Tagged: Kaspar Hauser

Kaspar Hauser | original artworks

One lesser known fact about Kaspar Hauser is that he was an accomplished amateur artist. In fact the use of drawing and painting to “civilize” the foundling constitutes an early example of art therapy.

Kaspar Hauser | original artworks

One lesser known fact about Kaspar Hauser is that he was an accomplished amateur artist. In fact the use of drawing and painting to “civilize” the foundling constitutes an early example of art therapy.

Kaspar Hauser | contemporary depictions

These images were all produced within his lifetime, from his first appearance to his death a few years later. Even here there is a wide range of interpretation; within the same year he is depicted as both a defenceless urchin and a confident young man.

Kaspar Hauser | contemporary depictions

These images were all produced within his lifetime, from his first appearance to his death a few years later. Even here there is a wide range of interpretation; within the same year he is depicted as both a defenceless urchin and a confident young man.

Take zero

It’s a reckless gambit for any director to describe his film as “90 minutes of nonsense” but that’s how Italian filmmaker Davide Manuli labels his feature La leggenda di Kaspar Hauser, which premiered in Rotterdam.

Take zero

It’s a reckless gambit for any director to describe his film as “90 minutes of nonsense” but that’s how Italian filmmaker Davide Manuli labels his feature La leggenda di Kaspar Hauser, which premiered in Rotterdam.

The eternal enigma

Kaspar Hauser had evidently been confined to a 2 metre square room for much of his life, never catching sight of the person or persons who held him captive, a toy horse his only comfort.

The eternal enigma

Kaspar Hauser had evidently been confined to a 2 metre square room for much of his life, never catching sight of the person or persons who held him captive, a toy horse his only comfort.