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A COLLECTION OF SCHULPURES BY JACQUES MOESCHAL (LOTS 315-321)
Sculptures by Jacques Moeschal hold a dominant position in Belgian Post-War monumental art. Trained as an architect at the Royal Academy of Brussels, Moeschal developed an interest in sculpture and the relationship between three-dimensional art with architecture and landscape. He worked in a geometric abstract style and has shown a large interest for technical developments and materials like steel and concrete. One of his most important projects was the realisation of De Pijl, after the Atomium the second most important attraction of the Brussels World Expo of 1958. This 80 meters high concrete sculpture, which he built in cooperation with architects André Paduart en Jean Van Doosselaere was demolished in 1970. Other monumental sculptures are Het Signaal, that marks the beginning of the highway from Brussels to Oostend, and De Sjouwer, between Kortrijk and Lille. With this sculpture Moeschal shows his social involvement, paying homage to the hard life for the migrating workers along the Belgian-French border. The present collection shows works on a less monumental scale, although they can be seen as studies for his large scale works, they certainly hold their ground as individual sculptures.