“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.

2013

Vakantie

(Vacation)

Similar in theme to ‘Summer’ (part of the Seasons series), ‘Vacation’ explores the fleeting freedom of a vacation.

At the bottom of the piece, two faces composed of a bicycle, a slipper and a tennis racket peer out from the drawing. The bikes are for enjoying nature slowly; the slipper stands for the beautiful weather, relaxing and enjoying free time; the tennis racket represents recreational sport. The two faces are on the beach by the sea, enjoying the blissful idleness in a light breeze.

In the middle is the Eiffel Tower, a symbol of travel to European cities, and representative of Paris, the city of love.

Bisecting the drawing diagonally is a trumpet and a palm tree, alluding to the happiness of enjoying local music in distant exotic travel destinations.

To the right of the piece is a cubist drawing of a man’s face comprised of a boat above fish, illustrating blissful floating on the water and catching fish in the sea. To the left of the drawing is a woman’s face composed from slippers, the clip in her hair a sunflower representing the summer sun in hot climates. Her face is covered by a cap and above are three faces that composed of more slippers.

These faces represent the path of childhood holidays; from left to right: the young child on holiday for the first time; a young girl enjoying her family holiday; and an older adolescent, perhaps on one of their last family vacations.

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