Beaufort 04

 
  • DE MAN DIE DE BOOT ZAG, IN DE LUCHT
  • DE MAN DIE DE BOOT ZAG, IN DE LUCHT
  • DE MAN DIE DE BOOT ZAG, IN DE LUCHT
  • DE MAN DIE DE BOOT ZAG, IN DE LUCHT
  • DE MAN DIE DE BOOT ZAG, IN DE LUCHT

DE MAN DIE DE BOOT ZAG, IN DE LUCHT

BEAUFORT LOCATION: BEACH, ZEEBRUGGE

Jean Bilquin

°1938, Ghent, Belgium 

Jean Bilquin depicts life as a long journey along vital moments, visualized in universal sculptures such as the gate, the bed, the vessel. He strives for harmony and subtly refers to the formal beauty of classical antiquity. Bilquin's monumental gateway to the sea arose by the tide mark of the beach in Zeebrugge. The work De man die de boot zag, in de lucht (The man who saw the vessel, in the sky) has been rudimentarily formed in concrete. On trestles with a height of 10 metres there is a canoe with human figures. Like the boat, they barely have any physical features. They have been reduced to shadows, as if to indicate that their presence is only temporary. A stop during a journey, the journey of life?