L'œuvre Scarification - Centre Pompidou




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Frédéric Bruly Bouabré (1923 - 2014)



Mine graphite et stylo-bille sur carton d'emballage

14,3 x 9,6 cm

Inscriptions :S.D.S.REV.,D.B.OU R. : F.B.BRULY

Ensemble de 7 dessins

Achat, 1990

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 1990-40

Description for the presentation 2014 in the National Museum of Modern Art

Following a heavenly vision vouchsafed in 1948, the thinker, poet and draughtsman Frédéric Bruly Bouabré produced a body of work intended to embody all the knowledge in the world. Inventor of an alphabet of 442 monosyllabic pictograms based on his own Bété language, he composed a universal encyclopaedia in images drawn in ball-point and crayon on small sheets of cardboard. Mixing signs proper to his own culture, universal symbols and short descriptive texts, he composed a kaleidoscopic vision of living being organised through categories both poetic and spiritual, such as “Scarifications”, “...

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