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He imagines 22 fates of men, women and children whose lives have been affected by a work of art.
22 portraits for 5000 years of creation. They haunt the halls of the Louvre.
They are long dead, often violently, They are a Roman legionary, a muse, a painter, a German officer – Each, one day, met a painter or a sculptor and was their model ?
Bilal felt them, wandering the corridors of the Louvre, close to the work that tipped their life: Mona Lisa, the Victory of Samothrace, Christ reclining, an Egyptian mask.
Bilal startlingly brings them back to life.
Both a work of Fantasy and a masterful homage, this was presented in a special exhibition in the Louvre in early 2013.
144 pp., color POB, $29.99, 9781561638413
With this graphic novel, for the first time in the US, ComicsLit brings over the latest enfant terrible of European comics, a mad genius, and for the first time, The Louvre museum is involved in a co-edition of a series of graphic novels, each a vision of this great museum by a different artist.
De Crecy, at the sight of the incredible richness of the museum?s collection was overwhelmed and felt small and ignorant. The result is a story set thousands of years hence in a glacial period where all human history has been forgotten and a small group of archeologists fall upon the Louvre, buried in age-old snow. They cannot begin to explain all the artifacts they see. What could they have meant?
Their interpretations are nonsense, absurd, farcical.
8 ½ x11 , 80pp., color hardcover, $22.99, ISBN 9781561638550