The Seagulls - Emile Raes

8301 Knokke-Heist

About the artwork

While this graceful white 1967 sculpture doesn't look like it is made from reinforced concrete, it most certainly is. The unusual movements in this sculpture are reminiscent of flying seagulls.

About the artist

Emile Raes started out as a self-taught oil painter. However, due to an allergic reaction to turpentine, he switched to the charcoal and pastels. In 1947, Emile built his own villa in Duinbergen, where he lived until his death in 1986. Over his career, Raes immersed himself in religious sculptures, abstract modelling and ceramics.