Cucumberland - sans voir et sans savoir

Robert Filliou

1976

Print, 76 x 56.5 cm.
Materials: ink, paper

Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. M00014).

Robert Filliou signs with eyes closed - according to the principle "Dessins sans voir et sans savoir" (without seeing or knowing) at a pre-drawn grid. He draws the residents (himself, his wife Marianne, his son Bruce and daughter Marcelle) and the objects that they need to function in "Cucumberland. "Cucumberland 'was the piece of land (paradise or as he himself says. The great republic (République Géniale) where Filliou with his wife and children lived in the south of France, they were trying to combine the artistic life and everyday life, they grew their own vegetables, raised chickens and Marianne made herself goat cheese.

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