Max Loreau

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Max Loreau (7 June 1928, Brussels – 7 January 1990) was a 20th-century Belgian philosopher, poet and art critic

Biography[edit]

Max Loreau is interested in the aesthetics of the Renaissance before publishing the complete catalog of works by Jean Dubuffet. He became close to the members of the Cobra movement. He devotes various articles to painters like Guillaume Corneille or Asger Jorn, before drafting a more comprehensive study of the logograms by Christian Dotremont in 1975. He also worked with Pierre Alechinsky who helped him to publish one of his last texts, L'Épreuve.

His philosophy takes root in phenomenology, from which he tries to rehabilitate the body. He starts from a genetic approach in which he tries to rethink the origin of the phenomenon as the genesis of the apparition. In Cri (Shout), he inaugurates a radical style from which he describes the effect of rupture, tearing and the void that emerges from the shout. This uncovering of the experience of language invites us to redefine the emergence of the apparition and show how the view resumes its bearings and reconstitutes a world. Starting from a critique of the Platonic vision, which fundamentally denies the body, since it is idealized as a vision of ideas, this path leads Loreau to rethink a new beginning of the body, vision and language.

Max Loreau also published various poems under the titles Cerceaux s'orcellent, Chants de la perpétuelle venue and Florence portée aux nues.

Publications[edit]

  • 1966: Dubuffet et le voyage du centre de la perception. La Jeune Parque. (essay).
  • 1967: Vers une peinture péremptoire. Asger Jorn. Galerie Jeanne Bucher..
  • 1967: Cerceaux s’orcellent. Galerie Jeanne Bucher. (poems).
  • 1971: Jean Dubuffet. Délits, déportements, lieux de haut jeu. Weber. (tirage limité).
  • 1973: Cri. Éclat et phases. Gallimard. (essay).
  • 1973: Jean Dubuffet. Stratégie de la création. Gallimard. (essay).
  • 1975: Dotremont. Logogrammes. Georges Fall.
  • 1976: Nouvelles des êtres et des pas. Gallimard. (short stories).
  • 1977: Chants de perpétuelle venue. Gallimard. (poems).
  • 1980: Michel Deguy. La poursuite de la poésie tout entière. Le Chemin. Gallimard. p. 192. ISBN 2070200965. (essay).
  • 1980: La Peinture à l’œuvre et l’énigme du corps. Gallimard. (essay)
  • 1986: Florence portée aux nues. L’Astrée. (poems).
  • 1987: En quête d’un autre commencement. Leeber-Hossmann. (essay)
  • 1989: La Genèse du phénomène. Le phénomène, le logos, l’origine. Éditions de Minuit. (essay)
  • 1990: L’Épreuve. Fata Morgana. (poems).

Posthumous :

  • 1997: "Ode à la pluie des fous". Po&sie [fr] (80). pp. 215–226.
  • 1998: De la création. Espace Nord. Labor.
  • 2001: Genèse. Cri II. Galilée. (essay)
  • 2005: Vue d’intérieur. Le drame de la naissance du Globe. Carte blanche.
  • 2005: Les Ateliers de Max Loreau, écrire, tracer, penser; Articles 1962-1989. Labor.

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