“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

Vrijheid

(Freedom)

The basis of the drawing consists of seven birds (the bird is the symbol of freedom), which together form the V of (Vrijheid) Freedom. They come from a hole in the ground, which represents them being released into freedom.

The second main element of the drawing is the large PAX ROMANO sign over a half-visible clock. The big X on the clock means that our freedom is limited by the control of time. Created time restricts our freedom. In the middle of both sides of the X a beach, sea, sailboat and dunes, which also stand for Freedom, can be observed.

Religious symbols stand for the freedom of religious experience. Starting clockwise from the top: Christianity, Judaism, Shinto, Islam, Buddhism, Taoist, Hinduism. (The 7 main religions).

On the Bottom left an open mouth that stands for freedom of speech can be seen.

Two pencils forming a cap with the letters P and V standing for Press Freedom can be seen underneath the open mouth.

The two faces in the shape of hearts stand for the freedom of love between all races and peoples.

Between the hearts there are flames which represent the eternal fire symbol of Freedom (freedom torch).

On the right is the bell tower of Venice. This represents the clocks that protected Venice during the siege of the city and allowed them to preserve their freedom.

Next to the bell tower there is an imitation of the Arc de Triomphe which stands as a symbol of freedom after war. The symbol of infinity at the Arc stands for the preservation of freedom throughout time.

In the Arc de Triomphe there are characters. The three V’s stand for the Vlaamse Vrijetijd Verdrijf (Flemish Leisure Pastime).

On the other side are the two-character keys of the Freemasons who had the freedom to create buildings.

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