Frans Masereel

Die Idee
According to Wikipedia, the Flemish artist Frans Masereel was a painter and one of the greatest woodcut artist of the twentieth-century. He was a pacifist that rejected the “political” art and party affiliation. Frans Masereel was an activist to the human rights with his works, condemning all enslavements, oppression, war and violence, injustice, and the power of money.
His works Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegel , Die Idee (1920), the excellent Die Stadt (1925) and Landschaften und Stimmungen (1929) reflect the power of his engravings and the social critic on implicit on them. The same visual effect impact is proportionated by other works, like the illustrations to Danse Macabre and La Colère. More of his wood illustrations here. (Spy’s Spice)
Landschaften und Stimmungen
Updated: watch the Berthold Bartosch’s film adaptation of Die Idee at Videos with Bibi.

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3 Responses to Frans Masereel

  1. Jorge says:

    Experimenta ver o L’Idée do Berthold Bartosch, uma adaptação de um livro do Masereel para animação, esta feita com sabão em placas de vidro sobrepostas.

  2. Thank you for the link Bibi…
    Masereel have a very powerful work.
    Salutations. 🙂

  3. Bibi says:

    Yes, he had an impressive wood work, I was surprise with the high quality. It was great discover his works.

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