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Lefrancq, Marcel (1916)

Marcel Lefrancq was one of the founding members of the Belgian Surrealist movement in the early 1940s as well as the Haute Nuit avant-garde group, in 1947. Very close to René Magritte the photographer produced an eclectic work that could be as surrealist as it could be traditional. It was mostly his collages that referred to surrealism as they often were mysterious, poetic, peculiar and erotic. His photographies explored diverse experimentations such as solarization but he mainly privileged the use of angles and light to add dynamism and innovation to his images. From the artworks he had to document for the IRPA - an inventory of the art pieces that could be destroyed during World War II - to his gentle nudes and romantic urban night landscapes, Marcel Lefrancq combined tenderness and singularity within a unique production that imprinted Belgium’s Surrealism.

Tags / Marcel Lefrancq - Belgian Photographer - Art - Surrealism - Erotic
Marcel Lefrancq, Hands of Light, 1948
Marcel Lefrancq, Hands of Light, 1948
Marcel Lefrancq, Collage, date unknown
Marcel Lefrancq, Collage, date unknown
Marcel Lefrancq, Praise of Massacre, date unknown
Marcel Lefrancq, Praise of Massacre, date unknown
Marcel Lefrancq, Elue, 1945
Marcel Lefrancq, Elue, 1945
Marcel Lefrancq, And Then Comes an Age of Steel, 1935
Marcel Lefrancq, And Then Comes an Age of Steel, 1935
Marcel Lefrancq, News in Brief, 1944
Marcel Lefrancq, News in Brief, 1944
Marcel Lefrancq, Haunted Eyes, 1947
Marcel Lefrancq, Haunted Eyes, 1947
Marcel Lefrancq, Heide, 1942
Marcel Lefrancq, Heide, 1942
Marcel Lefrancq, Useful Dawn, 1946
Marcel Lefrancq, Useful Dawn, 1946
Marcel Lefrancq, The Venus of Darkness, 1949
Marcel Lefrancq, The Venus of Darkness, 1949
Marcel Lefrancq, Mons Park at Night, 1938
Marcel Lefrancq, Mons Park at Night, 1938
Marcel Lefrancq, Untitled, date unknown
Marcel Lefrancq, Untitled, date unknown
Marcel Lefrancq, Portrait of Akarova, 1938
Marcel Lefrancq, Portrait of Akarova, 1938
Marcel Lefrancq, Untitled, Belgium, 1948
Marcel Lefrancq, Untitled, Belgium, 1948
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