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Hemixem Manufactures - Expo Brussels 1935

Hemixem Manufactures at the Exhibition Expo Brussels 1935
© E. Sergysels

In the pavilion of the Hemixem factories, large panels by Joseph Roelants evoked (in assemblages of tiles on which the lines of the cartoons had been reproduced in thick enamel) a vast equatorial landscape: 'the Congo'; 'the dance' with forms in silver and gold relief on a black background; 'Apollo's chariot', in which the whites were dominant. On the façade, a haughty figure of a woman surrounded by a decoration designed in gold, green, blue, yellow, brown and black tones, represented "the Ceramic". Finally, in the Chapel of the Latin Cross, ten small images by Antonio Card, each one a single tile in size, represented the invocations of the Litany; a larger panel represented the "Annunciation".

© Le Livre d'Or de l'Exposition Universelle de Bruxelles 1935