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The Cercle Cité and the National Museum of History and Art present the artist Gast Michels' first comprehensive retrospective, covering 30 years of his work.

The Luxembourgish artist Gast Michels (1954-2013) was a remarkably keen observer of his environment. He meticulously analysed and decoded his surroundings, translating them into his own formal universe. Michels’ oeuvre has a unique formal language and features recurring symbols like wheels or arrows and a luminous colour palette, often dominated by the complementary colours blue and yellow.

While the early work of the Echternach-born artist predominantly deals with seemingly mythical depictions of human figures in woodland settings, his later works have a more graphic pictorial language featuring highly stylised objects and signs. As a painter, sculptor and graphic artist, Michels worked in various mediums but always remained true to his expressive, symbolic and at times humorous and ironic visual language.

Editeur: Musée national d'histoire et d'Art (MNHA), Cercle Cité, Luxembourg

Pages: 110

Prix: 17 euros

ISBN: 978-2-87985-773-2