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Looking for the Ultimate Painting. Thoughts on the Work of Raoul de Keyser
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Looking for the Ultimate Painting. Thoughts on the Work of Raoul de Keyser

(Ludo Bekkers) The Low Countries - 1996, № 4, pp. 130-135

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The Flemish painter Raoul de Keyser was bom in Deinze in 1930; despite his comparative age, however, he belongs to the younger generation of his country's artists. The reason behind this seeming anomaly is that this is an artist who has constantly renewed himself and who is for ever on the look-out for a way of returning painting to its basic premises. What concerns him, in fact, is the uncertainties he has about expressing his emotions, how to record them from one painting to the next, and the impossibility of portraying all this in a single work. Raoul de Keyser's whole oeuvre should in fact be regarded as one ‘work in progress', a constant evolution from one painting to the next.

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