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"Drawings: Armand Simon"
2001-11-27 until 2002-01-27
Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
From 1933 on, Armand Simon (1906-1981) makes drawing his unique language.
Self-taught, he doesn't stop working on what Chavée will qualify an exceptionally
illustrated catalogue of the psyche abyssal zones. As a booklover, he quenches his
thirst of images in sources like Lautréamont, Rimbaud, Kafka and Lewis Carroll. His
works are shown for the first time in December 1945, on the occasion of the exhibition
Surréalisme in the Brussels gallery La Boétie.
He rarely leaves his house in
Pâturages and remains an odd recluse within the movement. Thanks to purchases,
but principally to his widow's legacy of a thousand of his works (in 1987), completed
with another legacy by Irène Hamoir, the Museum now owns an important collection
of this artist's works.