charcoal drawing: 320 cm x 240 cm

Around 1920, Frits Van den Berghe became inspired by Fernand Léger and post cubism. The main elements of the composition of the drawing The Inn In de kroezel are reminiscent of the Frenchmans work: the geometrical division of the surface, the limited use of perspective and the cylindrical construction of the sculptural man (standing at the bar) and the naked woman who stands in his way. On the other hand, Van den Berghe engages in a constructive play of light. This contrast between light and dark is reminiscent of the wood and lino cut techniques which strongly appealed to Van den Berghe around this time.