Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium announce two new exhibitions
Two new exhibitions were presented in the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium on Wednesday. In honour of the centenary of his birth, the retrospective 'Christian Dotremont, Painter-Writer' highlights the work of the Belgian modern artist. At the same time, a special focus exhibition on Jacques Louis-David's masterpiece 'The murder of Marat' takes place.
Christian Dotremont (1922-1979) was one of the founders of the CoBra movement and is best known for his "logograms": an original mixture of words, poetry and painting, which develop into spontaneous graphic poems. The Belgian artist was a tireless experimenter. More than 200 works of art and archive documents highlight the great diversity of logograms and give the visitor an insight into Dotremont's creative process.
The other exhibition focuses on The Death of Marat, created by French neoclassicist Jacques-Louis David in 1793. The painting is the property of the KMSKB and was subjected to an extensive material-technical examination using digital imaging techniques such as infrared reflectography. This exhibition also shows three of the four replicas that were made of the painting and, in a second room, shows the influence on works by generations of modern artists.
Both exhibitions run in Brussels from 28 April until 7 August.
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