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Le Miroir Fou  Self-taught illustrator | France Medieval and Renaissance Art | Macabre Art | Dark Art | Creations and reworks DM for commissions All rights reserved.

DEAD CAN DANCE.

I admit it, I chose the facility : a simple skeleton and a gothic calligraphy, it's a safe bet in general. It's especially a small illustration to make you wait, while waiting for bigger projects.

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LUX IN TENEBRIS!

Finally! Almost a small birth for me: to achieve this illustration, I have long observed the crucifixion of Martin Schongaeur, a German painter and engraver of the fifteenth century. A master. Little by little, I decided to integrate strong symbols into this religious work : important symbols for me, the moon and the sun... Lux in Tenebris.
I have always wanted to make illustrations in the manner of Bosch, Memling or Brueghel by "adding life", folklore behind this macabre scene. I added scenes that correspond to my universe: a Dance Macabre (obviously!), a witch (obviously!), two dancing peasants, a scene of murder (you see it?), a hanged, a character who reads, a small church in flame in tribute to Notre-Dame... Lux in Tenebris, always. I always loved to dissect the back of the paintings to discover the life of these landscapes.

So, what do you think of Lux in Tenebris?

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Immense sadness tonight for Notre Dame Cathedral. I allow myself to write this text having no direct link with my drawings, apart from two things : Middle Ages and patrimony.
As some people know here: I am medievalist. I studied in medieval archeology, my job today is the mediation and valorization of medieval heritage. I am passionate about this period. No, the Middle Ages wasn't a dark ages, I fight these ideas every day by working and drawing.
Obviously, there is worse in life. Nobody died. But it's terrible to see this monument in flame. Safeguard the heritage, love your heritage, it's so essential...
Only a few words from a great French historian, Jacques le Goff: "The Middle Ages only retained me because it had the almost magical power to disorient me, to tear myself away from the troubles and mediocrities of the present and at the same time time to make it more hot and clearer" (sorry for the bad traduction). Thank for La Cinémathèque Française for this picture of Charles Laughton in Quasimodo.

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LUX IN TENEBRIS [WORK IN PROGRESS]

Okay, I promised @ikosidio, it's Saint John... With a sunhead. Yes, yes, pots of boiling oil provoke these transformations. Will understand who will understand.

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[L'EMPALEUR]

Maybe some of you will recognize the engraving of Vlad Tepes... But with some changes. I'm currently drawing this illustration for a specific command : a rework of Vlad Tepes' engraving with additions of character : the devil, as you can see here, death, but also the three "great" religions : Christianity, Islam and Judaism. You will see more next time!
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Some of you have guessed who this saint is ... * Drum roll * ... It's Saint Hieronymus! And it's my rework of a work of Albrecht Dürer.

But who is Saint Hieronymus? He is one of the four great doctors of the Latin Church. He devotes his life to translating the Bible into Latin.

He is almost always depicted old, wearing a cardinal's hat and accompanied by a very faithful lion. The most famous scene is where Saint Jerome removes a thorn from the paw of the lion who becomes his friend. He is the patron saint of scholars, archaeologists, students... What is the next saint you want to see?
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I post here this rework of Hans Holbein's Danse Macabre that I made more than a year ago. Today @savoirsdhistoire has this beautiful illustration and I am delighted. A rare dance macabre where we can see a skeleton woman... So what do you see in this scene?

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[ANTE MORTEM]

Sorry for my absence, a new life is waiting for me! I come back very quickly with new projects.

In the meantime, here is a repost of a rework of Urs Graf made several months ago! Enjoy 🖤

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