Category: belgium

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Jane Graverol – La misere humaine ( human misery ) -1967

Jane Graverol (1905–1984), was a Belgian surrealist painter of French extraction.

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Jane Graverol, 1947

Jane Graverol (1905–1984), was a Belgian surrealist painter of French extraction.

electripipedream:

Jane Graverol, 1947

Jane Graverol (1905–1984), was a Belgian surrealist painter of French extraction.

Surrealism is a cultural movement that started in 1917, and is best known for its visual artworks and writings. Artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes, sometimes with photographic precision, creating strange creatures from everyday objects, and developing painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself. Its aim was, according to Breton, to “resolve the previously contradictory conditions of dream and reality into an absolute reality, a super-reality”, or surreality.

Works of surrealism feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur; however, many surrealist artists and writers regard their work as an expression of the philosophical movement first and foremost, with the works themselves being an artifact. Leader André Breton was explicit in his assertion that Surrealism was, above all, a revolutionary movement.

Surrealism developed out of the Dada activities during World War I. The most important center of the movement was Paris, France. From the 1920s onward, the movement spread around the globe, impacting the visual arts, literature, film, and music of many countries and languages, as well as political thought and practice, philosophy, and social theory.

terminusantequem:

Jane Graverol (Belgian, 1905-1984), Jeune femme assise, 1927. Oil on canvas laid on panel, 70 x 50.5 cm

Jane Graverol (1905–1984), was a Belgian surrealist painter of French extraction.

belgianpaintings:

Jane Graverol – L’Expérience, 1967

Jane Graverol (1905–1984), was a Belgian surrealist painter of French extraction.

slobbering:

Jane Graverol (1907-1984), ‘La Charogne’ (The Carrion), 1966

Jane Graverol (1905–1984), was a Belgian surrealist painter of French extraction.

electripipedream:

Jane Graverol, 1959

Jane Graverol (1905–1984), was a Belgian surrealist painter of French extraction.

electripipedream:

Jane Graverol, 1969

Jane Graverol (1905–1984), was a Belgian surrealist painter of French extraction.

Jane Graverol was born in Ixelles on 18 December 1905 to Alexandre Graverol and Anne-Marie Lagadec. After a traditional education, she enrolled in the Brussels Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in 1921. She began to exhibit her work in 1927.

During the last twenty years of her life, she was Gaston Ferdière’s  companion. She died in Fontainebleau on 24 April 1984.

Graverol was closely linked to the development of surrealism in Belgium. She would progressively consider her canvases to be “waking, conscious dreams,” and her encounters after the war with René Magritte, Louis Scutenaire, and Paul Nougé, then Marcel Mariën, with whom she collaborated on the periodical Les Lèvres nues , merely reconfirmed her in her beliefs. Her painting La Goutte d’eau is a collective portrait of the Belgian surrealists. She offered an original, dreamy version of feminine sensibility in painting, served by a figurative technique that was both precise and cold.

sakrogoat:

Jane Graverol – The Eternal Return

Jane Graverol (1905–1984), was a Belgian surrealist painter of French extraction.

electripipedream:

Jane Graverol, 1960

Jane Graverol (1905–1984), was a Belgian surrealist painter of French extraction.