Hubert eBook µ Hardcover


  • Hardcover
  • 88 pages
  • Hubert
  • Ben Gijsemans
  • Dutch
  • 23 August 2019
  • 9077549870

10 thoughts on “Hubert

  1. says:

    A beautiful graphic novel by Belgian Gijsemans about a man, Hubert, possibly autistic, living alone, who loves art and spends time going to art museums in Belgium and Paris He takes photographs of some of his favorites, some of which feature women, and he paints some of these images for himself He isinterested in women as art than as human beings I think it was the poet Robert Creeley really who said though I can t quite locate it that he would rather be with a naked woman than read a A beautiful graphic novel by Belgian Gijsemans about a man, Hubert, possibly autistic, living alone, who loves art and spends time going to art museums in Belgium and Paris He takes photographs of some of his favorites, some of which feature women, and he paints some of these images for himself He isinterested in women as art than as human beings I think it was the poet Robert Creeley really who said though I can t quite locate it that he would rather be with a naked woman than read a poem about a naked woman, but Hubert can t relate well to people When a neighbor attempts to seduce him, he doesn t quite get it, which makes the story sad Much of the story is wordless, as Hubert rarely speaks, and is alone But this becomes a melancholy reflection on the often solitary connection between art and life I thought it was lovely


  2. says:

    3 stars because the artwork is stunning The story itself went nowhere.


  3. says:

    Stunningly drawn graphic novel about art and beauty Ironically a bit like some artwork, not sure I quite got it but I enjoyed spending time looking at its beautiful illustrations none the less.


  4. says:

    Stunning first half, but I felt very let down by the second half.It became somewhat sensationalist and overdramatizing, while before we were so beautifully led to appreciate details and gave the characters such respectful amounts of space.


  5. says:

    His drawings, washed out but somehow lush, too, are so tender and telling, from the doleful curve of Hubert s back to the workaday treads of the stairs up and up they go in his apartment building The interiors make you think of Larkin s poem Home Is So Sad It stays as it was left, Shaped to the comfort of the last to go As if to win them back Hubert s tiny flat is his shell, protecting him from the world But it s also a mark of a certain kind of failure, what the poet called a joHis drawings, washed out but somehow lush, too, are so tender and telling, from the doleful curve of Hubert s back to the workaday treads of the stairs up and up they go in his apartment building The interiors make you think of Larkin s poem Home Is So Sad It stays as it was left, Shaped to the comfort of the last to go As if to win them back Hubert s tiny flat is his shell, protecting him from the world But it s also a mark of a certain kind of failure, what the poet called a joyous shot at how things ought to be Long fallen wide These walls can t talk, but they seem to judge him, all the sameRachel Cooke s review for the Guardian saysthan I can say A delicate and heartbroken book, absolutely lovely Beautiful art work, simple and intimate story


  6. says:

    A few weeks ago I acquired a graphic novel being published by Jonathan Cape, by a young Belgian artist named Ben Gijsemans It s unintentional, but apt, that this novel is set in Brussels, which was so violently attacked a few days ago It s also unintentional but apt that I should have read it after reviewing Olivia Laing s new book, The Lonely City Hubert functions as a case study for the phenomenon that Laing describes isolation in an urban environment, a lonely human finding solace in art A few weeks ago I acquired a graphic novel being published by Jonathan Cape, by a young Belgian artist named Ben Gijsemans It s unintentional, but apt, that this novel is set in Brussels, which was so violently attacked a few days ago It s also unintentional but apt that I should have read it after reviewing Olivia Laing s new book, The Lonely City Hubert functions as a case study for the phenomenon that Laing describes isolation in an urban environment, a lonely human finding solace in art but unable to connect to another human, even one as lonely as he is.Read the rest here


  7. says:

    A Graphic novel about a guy who is a lonely painter He is awkward and has trouble talking to other people He loves going to Museums There he takes pictures and then paints them when he is back home He has a secret fascination for a neighbor who he can see from his window His landlady tries to seduce him but he does not take the hint.The artwork is like a painting On the pages where the panles are lined up in a grid, many of the pages look like stills from slow motion movie This and silenc A Graphic novel about a guy who is a lonely painter He is awkward and has trouble talking to other people He loves going to Museums There he takes pictures and then paints them when he is back home He has a secret fascination for a neighbor who he can see from his window His landlady tries to seduce him but he does not take the hint.The artwork is like a painting On the pages where the panles are lined up in a grid, many of the pages look like stills from slow motion movie This and silence in most of the panels there is very little dialogue in the book is used to great effect by the author An unique perspective and way of telling a story


  8. says:

    Simple and sad About a man who prefers to connect with paintings rather than people.


  9. says:

    Reading Hubert is like observing a man observing things In that, the experience feelslike being in front of a painting rather than reading a book story Which is pretty cool, because the main theme in the book is also arts Hubert stays, for the most part, in front of a painting And we kinda do the same thing, simultaneously.


  10. says:

    Beautifully TragicAs much art as the pictures in the panels Sad Not in sad events But, some unseen tragic sadness is below the surface Very well crafted.


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Hubert Hubert, een introverte man van een middelbare leeftijd, woont in Brussel maar kan er moeilijk aarden Elk weekend bezoekt hij het museum van Oude en Moderne kunsten waar hij troost vindt in de schilderkunst Door een simpele gebeurtenis wordt zijn teruggetrokken bestaan aan het wankelen gebracht


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