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“Bonjour Brancusi” is a 60-page graphic biography (164 frames) about the life and art of Constantin Brancusi, the Romanian peasant boy who, at age 19, walked 1200 miles to Paris in 1904 and according to scholars Sidney Geist, Eric Shanes and many others, developed into the most original and influential modern sculptor of the 20th century.
Brancusi visited in America, Europe, and Egypt. Brancusi’s story is divided into six chapters; 1. His walk to Paris, 2. The Kiss, 3. The Heads, 4. The Birds, 5. The Column, 6. Studio Visitors and Travels.
All 164 line drawings are enhanced with black and white watercolor. Each frame includes “text balloons” that reveal his dialog with friends and collectors discussing philosophical and technical aspects of his work. The drawings are rendered in the style of a graphic novel (or comic book) but the entire book is historically factual.
Berrien Springs, MI
Visual Art, Communication and Design
Constantine, Gregory, "Bonjour Brancusi" (2019). All Books. 134.