Frans Masereel: The City, 06 May 2017 — 02 Jul 2017

Frans Masereel: The City

Universally acknowledged as a precursor to the contemporary graphic novel, “The City” details the daily encounters of multiple individuals within an anonymous metropolis – observations that are born from Masareel’s experiences whilst living in Berlin, Geneva and Paris. These evocative monochromatic illustrations provide a definitive record of the banalities of everyday life, depicting the social hierarchy, objectification of women, bureaucracy, rituals and practices that defined urban life in the early 1920s and that are arguably still evident today.

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