Comic book fans know him for
, a formidable protean saga published with his friend Benoît Peeters.
Or for his last album released in 2019, a
Blake and Mortimer
The Last of the Pharaohs
But the Belgian François Schuiten has other strings to his bow.
For example, he designed the decoration for the Parisian metro station Arts et Métiers, the sets for
by Rossini, presented at the Opéra de Lyon, and all the scenography for Train World, the Brussels train museum.
The Last Pharaoh
or when Blake and Mortimer light up the world with their lanterns
It is precisely at Train World that the exhibition
From Beijing to Hankou: a Belgian adventure in China
is being offered until October 10,
which tells the story of the construction between 1898 and 1905, by tens of thousands of Chinese workers, of a 1,214 km railway line spanning the mighty Yellow River.
A beautiful book published by Kana,
Beijing-Hankou: the great epic
, rich in drawings, maps, photos and documents, completes the exhibition.
François Schuiten designed five major illustrations
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