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Blake and Mortimer Scientifiction

50 min visit

Museum of Arts and Crafts
26 Jun → 5 Jan 2020
From Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. Closed Monday.

« An original retrospective of Edgar P. Jacobs' masterpiece! »

An exhibition dedicated to comic book heroes who have been examined by scientists. Not a bad program, huh? Thus between illusion, play of scale and light, the exhibition Blake and Mortimer propels the visitor into a setting of "paper opera". The line and thought of Edgar P. Jacobs are omnipresent. More than 60 original plates by his hand rub shoulders with objects taken from the museum's reserves for the occasion, creating a real dialogue between science and fiction, as the Belgian designer did. In its universe, fiction works on the basis of a particularly realistic scientific extrapolation. Presented in the laboratory, period documents, models and location photos testify to the precision with which he designed the representation of the machines as characters. He explores the fields of physics, chemistry, mineralogy, creating real epics and encounters with scientists (good or bad) for his characters. Anchored plates, study models and films retrace this creation and the inspirations of the designer who created the emblematic British investigative duo.


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