Saturday, June 26, 2010

Jos de Mey: Illusionistische Malerei

A great book Jos de Mey: Illusionistische Malerei was issued by Edition Virgines in Düsseldorf in 2010. The book describes the life and work of Belgian artist Jos de Mey who devoted his life to drawing impossible figures.

Jos de Mey (1928-2007) studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Art in Ghent (Belgium). Then he spent 39 year to teaching interrior design and color there. Since 1968 he had concentrated in art. He spent a lot of time on the image of various mathematical relations such as golden section and Fibonacci sequence. He created many artworks with Pythagoras trees. In the past of 1970s he began to draw impossible figures. He depicted very realistic impossible figures in traditional Flemish environment.

The book contains 235 images of artworks of Jos de Mey from private collections. Images cover entire period of his creativity work from 1960s until his end. Also, the book contains full artist biography with 30 photos of Jos de Mey, bibliography, articles of Jos de Mey and his friends. Changing of artist's style can be traced in the chronilogical artwork index.

You can buy the book at Edition Virgines or at

Below, you can see some photos of the book.