"A Museum of Belgian Visionary Art" Exhibition

Bunkamura Museum of Art

poster for "A Museum of Belgian Visionary Art" Exhibition

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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.]

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Schedule

From 2009-09-03 To 2009-10-25

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Reviews

cbliddell: (2009-09-18)

A review of this exhibition and another Belgian exhibition in the JAPAN TIMES http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fa20090918a1.html

hemiol: (2009-09-29)

マグリット26点、デルヴォー42点。見ごたえ十分。http://hemiola.blog75.fc2.com/blog-entry-42.html

akatsuki0823a: (2009-10-25)

フェルナン・クノップのが、パステルの繊細な魅力をとても生かしていて、素敵でした。

エントランスの幻想的なライトは綺麗ですが、全体的にダークで怖い印象を受ける展覧会でした。

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