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Claude Verlinde, 1927 ~ Surrealist painter



Claude Verlinde is a French painter who works in the vein of “fantastic realism”, sometimes called “magic realism”, and his work shows the lineage of fantastical art from Bruegel and Bosch to the Surrealists and contemporary magic realists.
I would also suspect that a number of the Surrealists, and certainly contemporary magic realists, were influenced by his work (not to mention the production designers of the Harry Potter movies). Claude Verlinde found his vocation very early and entered the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris at the Academy de la Grande Chaumiere at the age of twenty. Soon, the richness of his painting, its great sensitivity controlled by technique, made Verlinde undisputed master of visionary art of our time.
Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter
Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter

Claude Verlinde 1927 | French Surrealist painter