Brussels, The Royal Museums of the Fine Arts of Belgium

An essay by Curator Michel Draguet, entitled “Le Symbolisme en Belgique”, forms the basis for this exhibition, which displays a rich panorama of artistic creation at the end of the 19th century as the last period before the Surrealist movement in Belgium. Literature played an important role in the symbolism used in this artistic era.

From Rops to Spilliaert, via Khnopff, Delville and Minne, the exhibition sketches the picture of a society in crisis. It considers the importance of foreign influences such as Wagner’s opera or Pre-Raphaelite art, as well as integrating the significant developments in the decorative arts and Art nouveau, for which Brussels would become the capital.

March 26th through June 27th, 2010
Rue de la Régence 3
1000 Bruxelles, Belgium
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