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BRAFA 2017 : Hommage à Eugène Dodeigne

21 January 2017
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Dodeigne descended from a toch French sculptor tradition. After world war ll he stayed in Paris where he mainly transformed himself into one of the best sculptor of the 20th century. His interest went out to the primitive arts. From the relative isolation That Dodeigne chose after 1950, he settled in Bondues at Lille in northern France, he made his sculptures in wood and bronze, but mainly in stone. The human figure is always the starting point. The choice of material and subject matter makes Dodeigne in That sense a classical sculptor. But the way he uses the themes is anything but traditional. From the mid Sixties onwards Dodeigne developed his signature style. The touch of the sculptor remains present in his artworks, drill holes, cuts and chisel Marks become more and more apparent. When observing the striking pieces it seems Like the artist just finished sculpting and one just feels the sheer power and determination, which can also be found in his drawings. 


During his lifetime Dodeigne exhibited in renowned museums such as Musée Rodin in Paris, Kröller Müller Museum in the Nederlands, the Royal Museums of fine arts of Belgium in Brussels, Kunsthaus Aarau in Switserland, the Middelheim OpenAir Museum in Antwerp...

Works of Dodeigne are to be found in museums and public places such as Musée Algeria, Musée Du XXe Siècle Vienna, Middelheim Antwerp, Royal Museums of Fine Arts Belgium, Musée D'Ixelles, University Leuven, Museum Hirshborn Washington, Kröller Müller the Netherlands, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam, Museum Beelden aan Zee Scheveningen, the city of Utrecht, Sprengel Museum Hanover, Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg, in the city of Bâle Suisse, Heine Onstad Kunstsenter Norway.


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Dates and opening hours

From Saturday 21 to Sunday 29 January 2017, daily from 11am to 7pm
Late opening on Thursday 26 January 2017 until 10pm