Dotremoint et les surréalistes. Une jeunesse en guerre (1940-1948)
11 12 2019
Discover the young years of the Belgian poet and painter Christian Dotremont, co-founder of Cobra, and his links with Brussels Surrealism during the Second World War
What is it about?
A new take on Christian Dotremont and his links with surrealism. Before founding the Cobra movement and inventing his famous ‘logograms’ (or word pictures), Dotremont began his creative career as a young poet alongside the surrealists. Within the context of the Occupation, they were forced to consider some existential issues. This turbulent but crucial period in the artist’s career and the history of surrealism can be retraced thanks to Dotremont’s archival collection, donated to the King Baudouin Foundation by his brother, Guy Dotremont.
Marie Godet - ULB - Faculté de Philosophie et Sciences sociales