Centenaire de la Grande Guerre: exposition "On verra bien...: Gus Bofa et la guerre de 14"

Cultural ,  Commemoration ,  Exhibition ,  Historic at Reims

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  • Brilliant illustrator, Gus Bofa (1883-1968) published numerous drawings devoted to the Great War in which he participated as a simple infantryman. Seriously injured in December 1914, he starts to draw from his hospital bed. He will draw from this experience a scathing pamphlet, In Toubibs (1917), in which he denounced the incompetence and deadly optimism personal health. With his friend Pierre Mac Orlan, he contributed to The Bayonet, a satirical weekly evocative title: everything at charge against the enemy. But Gus Bofa never participates in concert "tampers skull." He attempts to translate with accuracy and affection the lives of soldiers and their "cockroach". Gus Bofa is the war as seen by the hairy, their daily lives with its dramatic side but also comical. The exhibition includes many original drawings (pencil drawings, gouache or set color) accompanied by copies of the bayonet. Guided tours will be offered to the public as an intervention Emmanuel Pollaud-Dullian, author of the biography Gus Bofa: The enchanting disenchanted (Cornelius Editions).
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