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Day 5: Félix Labisse

By Sam Reeve

labisseToday we have the French surrealist Felix Labisse (1905-1982). Over the course of his life time Labisse hung around with many of the great surrealists, including Max Ernst and René Magritte. Besides painting and drawing, he was also a set designer for theatre productions.

If you happen to understand French, you can find a detailed timeline of his life here.

His works often featured strange, coloured women, and no, I don’t mean black chicks. The series with the blue women were his most famous.

I’ve put the paintings in chronological order, in case you care (but probably you don’t). If you want to check out more of his work, visit this Flickr photostream, where you can find a large portion of his work and nicely organized by decade.


la demande en marriage

Grand carnival Ostendais


la lionne rouge

l'adventure permanente

l'entrée en matière

Arthus des sables

Voyage d'Apollonius de Tyane



Le rendez-vous sur le Bloksberg

3 responses

  1. Pingback: Weird Art Month 2012: Artist Roundup « Bizarro Central

  2. Pingback: Le surréalisme de Felix Labisse

  3. Wow! Great to find a post knocking my socks off!

    December 12, 2013 at 2:48 am

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