Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The paintings on Amelie Poulin's Apartment: Michael Sowa

This weekend I was watching "Le Fabuleaux destin d'Amélie Poulin" for the 474th time and as it is full of small details, I discover new things every time I watch it. This time, I decided to find out who's paintings where hanging on her walls and discovered the work of Michael Sowa. So I went to a bookstore to see if I could find something, and there it was: Sowa's Ark - An enchanted bestiary.
Sowa is a German illustration artist. His works remind me a little of Magritte's paintings but in his illustrations you'll find cows, pigs, dogs and other funny characters surrounded by surreal and exquisitely drawn environments. It took me back to my childhood when I used to believe in talking toads and magic furniture. For your beautiful eyes: Michael Sowa.



















4 comments:

  1. Many thanks for having this information available ... I ordered the book
    today. Very much in the Magritte style with a little Far Sidesque..?
    seasoning..

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    1. My pleasure! Book is magnificent... hope you enjoy it as much as I do

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  2. Thank you for the information on the art - it's nice to know there are other Amelie addicts out there like myself. Perhaps there is a 12 step program for us. Incidentally, I still believe in talking toads and magic furniture.

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    1. Hello Kathleen! Hope you found the information useful. I think Sowa's art was the perfect match for Amélie. Thank you for your comment and for visiting the blog! I promise to keep updating it soon.

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