Acrylic paint on canvas, mounted on wood panels
In a place between the workshop and the theatre, an interaction between people, animals, plants and mountains takes place.The relation between these different elements is regulated by a very strict, but not pre-defined structure. This is the result of events that are purely pictorial and dream-like. Camille De Taeye based this work on existing sketches but he also made changes to them in order to form a compact, balanced whole. The work of art is surrounded by surfaces covered with webs of stainless steel wire. The work took a year to complete. To coincide with the unveiling of the work of art in Eddy Merckx station, a book was published with the title “Le Cheval d’Octobre – Het Paard van Oktober”. It is the diary of a mural, written by Anne-Marie La Fère (publisher: Le Dailly-Bul).
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CAMILLE DE TAEYE (1938 – 2013)
Aside from his passion for painting, Camille De Taeye does not hide his love of all things theatrical. He designs decors and costumes for different theatre companies in Lille, Lyon and in Brussels. He has also made a substantial contribution to the world of publishing, and has worked on a great number of books together with poets and writers. His works of art have travelled world-wide, in around 200 personal and group exhibitions in Greece, Norway, France, Spain, Switzerland, Japan and especially in Belgium. In his canvases he paints everything that he experiences around a succession of images. “The spirit of my paintings is an allusion to something. There is always something forbidden and an element of provocation in my paintings. I like to provoke, to wake people up with references to symbolic elements. Allusion gets to the heart of the matter and allows different interpretations.”