To dive into the work of Antoine Mortier (1908-1999), a major figure within lyrical abstraction in Belgium, is to take the path of discovery and the luxury of a unique adventure. He reveals his inner world with the gesture he projects onto the canvas with an energy which is nothing other than the expression of his soul. Drawings and inks echo the paintings, sometimes revealing the secrets of their birth. The choice of a thematic approach offers a journey through time disclosing the abundant diversity of an œuvre which equals that of the greatest modern painters.
« Subjects are only pretexts for painting. The creator must dominate life. »
« The most secret, the most beautiful is only acquired through persevering love and silent effort. »
Camille Brasseur: As an art historian, Camille Brasseur was attached to the Centre de Recherche CoBrA (CoBrA Research Centre at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB - Free University of Brussels) from 2003 to 2007, where she was responsible for curating exhibitions and publications. Today she manages the Cultural Mission in the City of Mons, where she looks after temporary exhibitions. She is also the scientific collaborator at ULB and has been a lecturer at the Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle et Techniques de Diffusion (INSAS - National Superior Institution of Performing Arts and Broadcasting Techniques) since 2008. Curator of the exhibition Serge Vandercam. Du regard à la main (From the Look to the Hand) (BAM, 2010), today she is interested in the œuvre of a Belgian painter from the same generation : Antoine Mortier.
Michel Baudson - Xavier Canonne - François Degouys - Michel De Reymaeker - Michel Draguet - Claire Leblanc - Els Vermeersch - Jacky Maezele
Cover: hard cover
Size: 300 mm x 300 mm
Pages: 216 pages
Price: 39,50 €
Languages: EN - FR - NL