Xul Solar

Oscar Agustín Alejandro Schulz Solari (1887- 1963) was an Argentinian modernist artist.
His painting are colourful, full of symbols, a new language, a new world to discover. You can see the influence of artists like Paul Klee and Kandinsky in his work. Inspired by astrology, Cabala, Buddhism, he tried to create a language. In his own words “I am a master of a writing no one reads yet”. He started drawing the Tarot cards at the beginning of his career. He invented as well a language called NEO CRIOLLO, a fusion between Portuguese and Spanish that he would use to talk to people sometimes. An inventor, a dreamer, a playful character that love to change the way of things.

He was related to Jorge Luis Borges, the famous Argentine writer. He illustrated an edition for him in 1944 of “Un modelo para la muerte” by Bioy Casares and Borges (they wrote together as B. Suarez Lynch, a psudonym).

He and Borges had common interests in German expressionistic poetry, the works of Emanuel Swedenborg, Algernon Charles Swinburne and William Blake, and Eastern philosophy, especially Buddhism and the I Ching.

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