Jos De Gruyter and Harald Thys converted the Belgian Pavilion into a folk museum that spotlights humankind.
Henry Van de Velde became famous as an architect. But little known is that he started as a painter. From a new catalogue raisonné emerges the picture of an artist who struggled with social status and innovation in his craft.
Johan Tahon’s hybrid plaster sculptures with human features now attract the attention of the international art scene. Influenced by Rodin, Brancusi and Lehmbruck, he tries to evoke man’s tormented and wavering nature in his sculptures.
Rik Wouters (1882-1916) died of cancer at the age of thirty-four. Though the pain of his tumour sometimes drove this Flemish painter/sculptor to the edge of insanity, his suffering is scarcely noticeable in his mostly cheerful work. The bri...
The evolution of Emiel Veranneman's work, in which pieces of furniture increasingly emerge as works of art, is not unconnected with his continued interest in the visual arts.
About the history of this museum
Review of Ernst van de Wetering's 'Rembrandt. the Painter at Work' (Amsterdam, 1997) and Albert Blankert's 'Rembrandt: A Genius and his Impact' (Zwolle/Melbourne/Sydney, 1997)
Bert de Beul's intimate paintings are a nostalgic evocation of memories and associations from his past. The viewer should not look for an underlying message or contentious cultural symbols. In his paintings De Beul goes in search of intangi...
The Flemish art-tsar Jan Hoet is said to have once called him ‘more a social worker than an artist’. It seems that after that relations between Hoet and Jef Geys never really recovered. The fact is that, throughout his long career, Geys ha...
By linking the course to contemporary issues, Dutch and Flemish Studies in Michigan is now more in demand than ever.