October 11, 2004 - BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts - Karel Appel
October 11, 2004

Karel Appel

Karel Appel
On the Road

13 October 2004 - 16 January 2005

Centre for Fine Arts | Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels 
23 rue Ravensteinstraat
1000 Brussels
tel +32 2 507 82 00
fax +32 2 507 85 15 

www.bozar.be
 

Karel Appel, Geel naakt, 2000, oil and acrylic on canvas, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (c) Karel Appel Foundation, Photo : Hogers/Versluys    Karel Appel. On the road A journey through art in the Low Countries
by Rudi Fuchs

Karel Appel. On the road
A journey through art in the Low Countries by Rudi Fuchs
13.10.2004>16.01.2005
Curator : Rudy Fuchs
On the Road takes the visitor on a journey through the art history of the Northern and Southern Netherlands. The oeuvre of Karel Appel (1921) is the leitmotiv. The differences and affinities between art in Flanders and the Netherlands paint a broad panorama. Our tour guide is Rudi Fuchs, internationally celebrated exhibition-maker and former director of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

The source of inspiration for this project was an account of a journey by the nineteenth-century painter Eugene Fromentin. On July 6th 1875 the Frenchman found himself in Brussels: “I have come to look up Rubens and Rembrandt on their home ground and also the Dutch school in its ever-constant setting of life in the country and on the sea, of dunes and meadows, of large clouds and empty horizons.”

The exhibition is structured according to a thematic, associative logic. Appel’s work is shown in dialogue with portraits, landscapes, still lifes, flowers, trees and nudes by old masters such as Rubens, Rembrandt and Van Dyck, as well as by modern artists like Ensor, Mondrian, Permeke and Brusselmans. A part of the exhibition is devoted to Appel’s CoBrA cronies: Pierre Alechinsky, Hugo Claus, Lucebert, et al.

We wish you many a memorable adventure ‘on the road’!
Under the High Patronage of Their Majesties King Albert II and Queen Paola.
With the support of Fortis

Centre for Fine Arts | Palais des Beaux-Arts

23 rue Ravensteinstraat
1000 Brussels www.bozar.be
info@bozar.be
tel +32 2 507 82 00
fax +32 2 507 85 15
Opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 > 18:00
Thursday until 21:00
Monday by appointment for groups
Guided tours
On Sundays – 15 :00 (NL-EN) 16 :00 (FR) – 75 min.

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