NINA KARASEK (JOËLE)
(1883-1952, Austria)

Karasek was a Viennese genre painter who became possessed by the spirit of Dutch master, Rembrandt van Rijn. From her mid 40s onwards, she drew and painted on behalf of the greats of art history: from Leonardo da Vinci to Francisco Goya. As her extraordinary opus evolved, Karasek assumed the name of a primordial alter-ego - Joële - to author a private mythology, made only more obscure by impenetrable notes scrawled on the back of each drawings.

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