Litho from Belgian artist Roger Raveel

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Roger Raveel is a Belgian artist born in Machelen-aan-de-Leie in 1921 and died in 2013. He wa a contemporary Belgian painter, who was trained in the academies of Ghent and Deinze. His painting is often associated with pop art because of the use of trivial everyday objects. After the Second World War he painted still lifes with various objects from the kitchen. In the 1950s, Raveel mainly painted landscapes, self-portraits and portraits of his wife. After 1952 he begins to use large white spaces. A central theme in his work is the opposition of fiction and reality. He began to stylize the forms more and more until they were completely abstract works. Striking in Raveel's work are the additions in the form of objects and other figurative elements. In 1976 he created a large wall painting in the Brussels metro station Mérode.