Sunday, July 24, 2005

The greatest Belgian

... it is a complete oxymoron. But the best suggestions I read in an old newspaper of Het Laatste Nieuws, a flemish newspaper. Devriese suggested some time ago it should be Kuifje, also known as Tin Tin, the famous comic book figure of Herge. Why is he the greatest Belgian? Devriese's answer: "an imaginary hero from an imaginary country".

My favorite challengers are Rene Magritte because we Belgians live in a surrealist state. But my alltime favorite is Flor Grammens. (if you google on his name, something should come up). He was also a painter, far less creative than Magritte but a respectful painter anyway.


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