La Fuite (The Flight) by Pierre Paulus De Chatelet

La Fuite (The Flight) by Pierre Paulus De Chatelet

La Fuite (The Flight)

Pierre Paulus De Chatelet

Title

La Fuite (The Flight)

 
Artist
Year
1915  
Technique
Lithograph 
Image Size
12 x 16 3/8" image size 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
68 of 100  
Annotations
pencil signed, titled and editioned 
Reference
 
Paper
buff laid 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20499 
Price
$500.00 
Description

Pierre Paulus did this image of refugees fleeing the war in 1915. A family moves forward while in the background is total devastation, burning buildings and a sky filled with smoke. The area depicted is probably the area of Belgium near Ypres that was the subject of the rondeau written in 1915 by Canadian John McCrea, "In Flanders Field." Still one of the most poignant war poems ever written.

Born Pierre Paulus on 16 March 1881 in Ch√Ętelet, Hainaut, Belgium the artist was a Walloon expressionist painter, best known as the designer of "the bold rooster" (French: le coq hardi) adopted on 3 July 1913 by the Walloon Assembly for the flag of Wallonia.

He gained fame during the Walloon Art Exposition of Charleroi in 1911 and, in the interwar period, he held several exhibitions in Europe and in the USA. He was knighted and made an honorary baron and added "De Chatelet" (From Chatelet) to his family surname.

 

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