Bart Lodewijks Library

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Bart Lodewijks & Jan Kempenaers
Kerselare Drawings and Photographs

This series of e-books is offered in memoriam to the Flemish Brutalist architect Juliaan Lampens (1926-2019). He originally sketched the design for the Chapel of Our Lady of Kerselare in chalk on a blackboard wall in his studio in Eke before it was built from 1963 to 1966. Half a century later, Bart Lodewijks is drawing on Lampens’ masterpiece, also with blackboard chalk. The chalk drawings on the chapel represent a reimagination, a return to the design that originated on the wall in Eke. The temporary drawings and surrounding environment, in all its seasonal changes, are being photographed by Jan Kempenaers. From the entire project, also a printed version has been published.

Click on a cover to open an e-book:

Kerselare Drawings and Photographs (Part 1) Kerselare Drawings and Photographs (Part 2) Kerselare Drawings and Photographs (Part 3)

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This project is the initiative of Bart Lodewijks and Jan Kempenaers, with gratitude for the support of the city of Oudenaarde, the board of the O.L.V. Geboortekerk Pamele, and the Lampens family.