“There is another world besides colour”

Daniel Lefèvre is a Belgian artist, currently living and working in São Paulo, Brazil. His motto “there is another world besides colour” reflects his almost exclusively black and white work made using only Rotring Isograph pens to create extensively detailed surrealist artwork inspired by Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, René Magritte and Paul Delvaux.

“There is another world besides colour”

Daniel Lefèvre is a Belgian artist, currently living and working in São Paulo, Brazil. His motto “there is another world besides colour” reflects his almost exclusively black and white work made using only Rotring Isograph pens to create extensively detailed surrealist artwork inspired by Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, René Magritte and Paul Delvaux.

2014

De Dood

(The Death)

Of the more than 7 billion people on earth, no one knows when death will strike (shown here by the clock with a hammer on the bell and a question mark in the chronograph) to leave into infinity (as depicted in the centre of the drawing).

Those who have a good heart, love and respect for their family and the environment, those that behaved themselves accordingly will go to Heaven (illustrated in the top half of the drawing).

The basis of the drawing is a bright sun in which two astral bodies are attracted to the bright light of the tunnel that will take them to infinite peace. On the other side of the tunnel, they can choose the means of transport to their final destination: by boat, train or on foot (respectively: the Valhalla, Heaven or Eternal Hunting Grounds). Everything happens in the clouds which represent a symbol of the universe beyond our planet. They are on their way to an infinite life in full light, joy and peace.

Those that are bad through and through, have no respect for life, no remorse in their actions, and for whom forgiveness is too much to ask, will go to the darkest and most remote corners of our universe (illustrated in the lower half of the drawing). There, where a black sun creates darkness and is unable to shine through the underground, live those whose souls are trapped in the shape of a worm with a devil’s head. With an open mouth they scream into the eternal fire which rises from a pan. On the left side there is a railing, and on the other side a key. Because they are too far apart, the key cannot open the door. Their damned souls remain forever trapped in the dull dark burning underworld.

The upper half of the drawing is larger than the lower half, because good still dominates over bad.

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