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Date: 1991
Support: Painting
Dimensions: 150 x 105 cm
Acrylic on canvas.

The material used is fluid, creating a light, supple but precise gesture. But Alechinsky admits to feeling a certain anxiety faced with a blank sheet of paper, which is why he often prefers to use pre-printed paper.
In 1965 Alechinsky created, his first Marges, series of vignettes that surround the central picture, which tells a parallel story to that of the main work.
The fragments of stories and memories contained in these pages become the source of inspiration allowing him to create an imaginary world around pockets of reality.
The friezes add a playful touch to his work, depicting an imaginary world featuring a multitude of themes, which make up an important element of the work.
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