REINHOUD, MY SCULPTOR

REINHOUD, MON SCULPTEUR

By Blaise D'HAESE

WALKING THE DOG - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2012

In "Reinhoud, my sculptor” Blaise, son of Reinhoud D’Haese tells the story of the life of this exceptional artist during the second half of the 20th century.He was part of the Cobra movement in Paris in the forties which opened up the possibility of free spontaneity and experiment to him.

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Festival de Cannes 2012
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    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • BELGIUM
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 70 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Blaise D'HAESE
    • Writer(s)
    • Blaise D'HAESE
    • Producer(s)
    • Eric GOOSSENS (off world), Frederik NICOLAI (off world)
    • Synopsis
    • In "Reinhoud, a sculptured life” Blaise, son of Reinhoud D’Haese tells the story of the life of this exceptional artist during the second half of the 20th century.
      He was part of the Cobra movement in Paris in the forties which opened up the possibility of free spontaneity and experiment to him. It was Cobra and his fascination with Jeroen Bosch and Brueghel that formed the inspiration for his own artistic direction.
      During a career that spanned more than 50 years, he created an impressive number of works that are strongly characterised by a recalcitrance towards dogmatism, a break from academism and a focus on primitive art. He adopted an ‘art brut’ approach that led to the discovery, together with the painter ‘Pierre Alechinsky’, of the typical Flemish and Walloon layered conceptualisation.
      He created an anthropological and zoological universe of animals, creatures with plant-like and human allures that developed later into grotesque hybrid creatures at times that looked society in the eye, which resulted in his works acting as a testimony of this era. In the film we look at both the life and work of the artist through accounts of artists, his peers, specialists, etc. and we present photos of Reinhoud himself from private archives, interviews and films that were recorded during his lifetime.
The film is based on the relationship between the existence of the artist and his life, between his works and what he allows us to discover, between the place he held in the history of art and his acclaim around the world.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Mar 01, 2010
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