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Folon - Magritte

Folon - Magritte

The Dream Factory

By (author) Michel Draguet
By (author) Marie Godet
By (author) Stéphanie Angelroth
By (author) Isabelle Douillet de Pange


Publishing 27th Mar 2024
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    • The works of René Magritte and Jean-Michel Folon compared
    • Discover how Magritte - who introduced mystery in painting - inspired Folon, who would never cease to explore the paths of poetry
    • Heir to Magritte’s legacy, Brussels-born Jean-Michel Folon's universe is internationally renowned
    • With paintings, drawings and posters, this book brings together the works and visual language of these two major artists
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    This publication compares the works of two major Belgian artists – René Magritte and Jean-Michel Folon- their common grounds and their language in painting. Magritte depicts the mystery that emanates from the everyday life, while Folon opts for dreaminess and stylisation. Folon replaces Magritte’s pigeon with a refined bird, drawn in a single stroke; he prefers a rectangular parallelepiped to the surrealist’s well-described house. When he was 18, in 1953, Folon recalls discovering Le Domaine enchanté, the series of murals Magritte had just painted for the Knokke casino. It was a revelation. Although the two artists never met and 36 years separated them, Folon has acknowledged to be indebted to the master of Belgian surrealism -whom he considers “one of the fathers of his generation”- throughout his career. Magritte, by opening up the paths of mystery in painting, laid the foundations for Folon’s art, which would never cease to explore the paths of poetry.

    About the Author

    Michel Draguet holds a doctoral degree in Art History. Marie Godet holds a doctoral degree in Art History and works as a researcher. Stéphanie Angelroth is director of the Fondation Folon. Isabelle Douillet de Pange is curator of the Fondation Folon.

    Lannoo Publishers
    Publish date
    27th Mar 2024
    World excluding Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Switzerland & Scandinavia
    260 mm x 215 mm
    144 Pages
    60 color
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