Belgian art of the fin-de-siècle

Hungarian National Gallery, Building B
February 14, 2023

16:00 - 17:00

Belgian art of the fin-de-siècle. The epic of a modern art

The lecture will discuss the main developments in Belgian art of the fin-de-siècle, a period of exceptional artistic ferment: realism, the different directions of landscape painting and impressionism up to the symbolist experiments… As a result, an innovative and utopian ‘Art Nouveau’ emerges and makes Belgium one of the main international artistic capitals of period.

Claire Leblanc is Ph.Doctor in Art History (ULB) and is Director of the Musée d’Ixelles in Bruxelles since 2006, after having been Scientific collaborator at the Royal Museums of Art and History (1999–2006) and at the Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Ghent (1997–1999). She is the curator and author of numerous articles and books dedicated to Belgian art of the 19th, 20th and contemporary art. In the course of her career, she has studied pictorialist photography, the relationship between art and industry, the notion of modernity in the field of art, and recently the more specific theme of the “Cloud”, which allows her to work about notions such as ephemerality, transience, metamorphosis, etc.


The presentation is in English.

Venue: Hungarian National Gallery, Building B

Participation in the programme is free of charge.
Participants can view the exhibition free of charge, which we recommend before the performance. Please register at the information desk upon arrival.

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