Kunstwerken kopen van de Belgische kunstenaar René Mels

Mels René

René Mels, the pseudonym of René Meulemans, was a Belgian artist who was born in 1909 in Herent and who died in 1977 in Kraainem. He was a painter, draftsman, etcher, sculptor, ceramist and glazier. Education at the Academy in Leuven, then at the Academy in Brussels under the direction of A. Bastien and H. Van Haelen (1930-1933) and at La Cambre (1937-1938). Debuted in figurative design: sober burin engravings, portraits, landscapes, daily scenes, compositions, biblical evocations. Southern faces. His works came across as animistic. In 1938 came into contact with G. Bertrand, A. Bonnet and L. Van Lint (Group Art Jeune) and joined the first group of Jeune Peinture Belge (1947). From around 1943 he painted interiors in which an abstract interplay of lines and strongly defined, contrasting areas of color made their appearance. After the Second World War, worked for a while in the workshops of S.W. Hayter and Friedlaender in Paris and became increasingly interested in etching and burin engraving. Experimented and printed, among other things, broken or welded plates. His best works include a series of etchings of the roots of olive trees from Provence. Donated 123 engravings and two large paintings to the Royal Museums in Brussels. Work in the Museums in Brussels and Leuven. Mentioned in BAS I and Two centuries of signatures of Belgian artists. (Piron)