Thursday, 5 November 2009

Hallucinations of Jean-Jacques Lequeu

In Post revolutionary France a struggling young Architect called Jean-Jacques Lequeu created these drawings, a mad mix of Egyptian, Gothic, Classical and most of all Baroque (but with more grandiose sheep). Along with the Architecture he dabbled in portraits and pornography, but these marvelous visions, with their completely unconventional mix of the weird and the wonderful remind me of the light-heart follies of Fujimori or the wonderful illustrations of Shaun Tan, more on him later.

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