"A Museum of Belgian Visionary Art" Exhibition
This event has ended.
At the turn of the 20th century there appeared in Belgium a number of superbly gifted painters - symbolists who were able to express the deepest corners of the human heart, and surrealists who managed to paint the world of dreams and the unconscious. Together, they produced what can only be called the Genealogy of Visionary Art.
Himeji City Museum of Art owns one of the largest and richest collections of Belgian art in Japan. From this museum we have borrowed oil paintings, drawings, and prints of artists like Fernand Khnopff, Jean Delville and James Ensor (late 19th century) to Paul Delvaux and Rene Magritte (20th century) to show highlights of Belgian classical modern art, which underwent an evolution of a density rarely seen elsewhere.
[Image: Fernand Khnopff, "Memory of Venice", c.1901. Pastel and pencil on paper.
Himeji City Museum of Art.]
A review of this exhibition and another Belgian exhibition in the JAPAN TIMES http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fa20090918a1.html