Facteur Cheval and Palais Ideal
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The paper outlines Cheval's background and his visions of building a palace. The paper describes how he constructed the palace and designed the facades and then looks at the accolades Cheval's palace received from others. The paper emphasizes how Cheval created a visionary environment from only an overwhelming desire to express his creativity.
From the Paper:"Most postmen spend their days delivering mail and fending off barking dogs, but there was one postman in particular who did more than just deliver mail. He delivered an Ideal Palace out of inspirational vision. This visionary environment outsider artist was Ferdinand Cheval.
"Cheval was born in 1836 in Charmes-sur-l'herbasse, France, the son of a peasant farmer. He achieved a primary school education and most likely dropped out to become a baker's apprentice. When he was 21 he fled to Hauterives, France to marry. Shortly after, he bore a son. During this period, Cheval had visions of a magical and fantastical castle made of rock in some faraway land. Soon after, he disappeared. No one knew what happened to him during this time. By some accounts, he walked all the way to Algeria and fought in the war. In other accounts, he decided to travel and see the world."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Dezueze, Anna, Fantasy Space: Surrealism and Architecture, retrieved on February 21, 2007, www.surrealismcentre.ac.uk/documents/Report.doc
- Maizels, John, Raw creation, Outsider Art and Beyond (Phaidon press, 1996), pgs 158-161
- Rhodes, Colin, Outsider Art Spontaneous Alternatives (Thames and Hudson, Ltd, London, 2000) pages 179-180
- Sullivan, Rosemary, The Connoisseur of Stones: The Facteur Cheval and the Making of the World (Border Crossings 20, no 1 56-9 F 2001, retrieved from H.W. Silson Company/Wilsonweb)
- Retrieved on February 21, 2007, http://www.claudetravels.altervista.org/VdR/PalaisIdeal/gal.html
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