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Saturday, March 31, 2012

The parade of an engraver

Jean Coulon is a Belgian engraver, born 1947. As an artist he specializes in dry engraving techniques, without any chemicals. His love for detail results in an absurdistic and surrealistic reality on canvas. Coulon's sardonic humor underpins his surreal scenes and funny, decadent parades.

His last engravings depict large parades in which humans seem overwhelmed by machines, musical instruments like a saxophone or a trumpet or prosthesis, combined with drunkenness or suffering from human megalomania, unbridled creative fantasies,...


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