The artist’s palette
Among other matters, this lecture, focusing on modern art, will discuss the eminent Belgian painters who helped to further the spread of colour throughout the city from the second half of the 19th century onwards. Constantin Meunier, Rik Wouters, Théo Van Rysselberghe, Gustave Van de Woestyne and many others were involved in decorating prestigious houses like Hotel Solvay and the Van Buuren house (now a museum). The lecture will also examine new technical developments that emerged in the 19th century, such as chemical colours and tubes enabling artists and painters to leave their studios and paint ‘on location’.
In French only.
In cooperation with E-Guides and Patrimoine et Culture.
Sat. & Sun. at 9:30 and 13:30 (duration: 2 hours).