Evelyne Axell
The Plastics Venus
Françoise Levie
2013 - 73 min - 35 mm & Super 16 mm & HD - Couleur et Noir & Blanc - Belgique

The intimate portrait of Evelyne Axell (1935-1972), Belgian artist whose work was only lately internationally recognized, after 30 years of oblivion, as also the first woman Pop-art painter. Feminist, provocative and liberated, beautiful and free, she was the first in art history to represent herself naked. One of the very few students of Magritte, she quickly abandoned traditional oil to use her time’s materials: Plexiglas, Formica, Perspex opal sheets, fake fur and car paint. The film follows the artist in her footsteps as an actress and painter, and through her short but intense seven-year career, which came to an abrupt end in a car crash.


Distributor : WIP (Wallonie Image Production)
Disponible au Club du doc