“Pictopoems of Berlin” blends original art and poetry in a walkthrough of Berlin and its reflection on our imagination. Made for the art, literature and travel aficionado, the book fuses the boundaries of drawings and poetry in an unassuming and introspective manner. Tatiana Arsénie’s sketches of Berlin impart a secretive and fiery air to buildings and urbanscapes; the drawings included in the book reflect the artist’s preferred itineraries through the city.
Irina Moga’s poetry adds an off-the-cuff commentary to capture the fleeting moment. From the pages of the book a dreamy walkabout of Berlin emerges – with its boroughs, cafés, churches and architectural landmarks. Decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall,” Pictopoems of Berlin” brings us a view of Berlin – “a terrace verging on silence” – in praise of freedom.
About the Authors: Tatiana Arsénie lives in Germany and has had numerous personal and group exhibitions. She specializes in painting, urban landscapes, graphics and Byzantine painting. Tatiana’s drawings of Berlin have earned her praise for the accuracy of the details and the enigmatic overtones which are the hallmark of her artistic flair. Irina Moga lives in Canada and is a member of The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC). “Pictopoems of Berlin” is her third book of poetry. Irina has previously published two poetry books in Romania; her poems have appeared in literary magazines in Canada and the US.
You can view some of their pictopoems through the links below:
Unter den Linden – originally published in dANDelion Magazine Volume 36, issue i/ii
Reichstag – originally published in dANDelion Magazine Volume 36, issue i/ii