Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Works by François Burland

François Burland... L'âme des Guerriers (Soul of the Warriors, 2002, pastel on brown paper). From Works by François Burland at the Judy A Saslow Gallery in Chicago, IL. "...Burland’s art is instinctive and spontaneous, like a contemporary version of archaic nomadic expression. Similar to many artists of his generation, Burland is inspired by mythological legends; mixing antique sources with modern literature and ethnology. There many references in his art to the holy grail, the Iliad and the Odyssey, the myth of Perseus, Celtic mythology, as well as Indian and aboriginal cultures. He is fascinated by the rituals and mysticism of primitive man, wartime civilizations, nomadic peoples and the discovery of Tuareg in the Sahara."


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