He was the founder of the now defunct Meta-Realist group. I especially want to introduce you to his Zodiac Series , that he painted at his French studio during the years However it took me several years to collect all twelve signs in good quality. But finally I can present them to you in their chronological order of completion.
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In , inspired by the Haarlem art critic Hein Steehouwer poster magnate Engel Verkerke launches the idea of making a poster series of the twelve zodiac signs. Steehouwer advises Johfra to him to make these works. Verkerke closes a for Johfra lucrative contract. The size of the twelve paintings are 90 by 60 centimeters, which corresponds to the size of the poster to be issued. The compositions of the paintings are imbued with symbolism.
To ensure that the colors stand out well on the posters Johfra paints the pictures in more brighter colors than usual. For over a year Johfra is working on these twelve paintings.
The owner Walter Kamp has purchased the twelve paintings himself. The art critics have nothing good to say about the work of Johfra, but the audience comes in very large numbers to view the paintings. Aquarius January 20 — February Pisces February 19 — March Aries March 21 — April Taurus April 20 — May Gemini May 21 — June Cancer June 21 — July Leo July 23 — August Virgo August 23 — September Libra September 23 — October Scorpio October 23 — November Sagittarius November 22 — December Capricorn December 22 — January Related Posts.
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Johfra Bosschart Zodiac Prints
Click the thumbnail images below to visit larger images and detailed descriptions of Johfra's paintings. Spring Summer Fall Winter pg. Johfra Bosschart was born in Rotterdam, Holland on December 15, , and died in Fleurac, France on November 6, at the age of He sometimes added his mother's maiden name, "Bosschart," to his paintings as well. The founder of the now defunct "Meta-Realist" group, he described his own works as "Surrealism based on studies of psychology, religion, the Bible, astrology, antiquity, magic, witchcraft, mythology and occultism. In Johfra was commissioned to do the above twelve Zodiac pictures by Engel Verkerke. And at the same time Walter Kamp also commissioned seven paintings from him that have come to be known as known as The Maldoror Series.
Johfra Bosschart – The Zodiac Series