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La sieste du marsupilami

La sieste du marsupilami

This superb enamel plate from Champaka is a formidable drawing masterclass from the great Franquin, Horizontal and vertical lines alternate with curves to form an assured, harmonious composition. Here, a moment of suspense is captured in one eloquent image (in the album version, the threat of the jaguar was conveyed over five frames). All of Franquin’s talents are here on display, particularly his gift for drawing animal life, which he captures with style and verve. He evokes the lush Palombian forest with such immediacy that one can sense the moist air. The lustrous colours of the enamel plate give a heightened nocturnal dimension to this unforgettable image.

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