A Guided Visit to the
Rik Wouters Retrospective
Join us on Saturday, May 6 for a guided visit of the Rik Wouters Retrospective. A prominent figure in Brabant’s Fauvism, Rik Wouters brought us brilliant and colorful art, far from the dramas that marked his existence until his early death in 1916 at the age of 33. Rik Wouters equally mastered painting, sculpting and drawing: his extraordinary career has made him an essential representative of Modern Art in Belgium.
The retrospective exhibition organized by the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, in partnership with the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, is exceptional. For the first time, the two museums bring together in one exhibition the most important collection of works by the illustrious Belgian artist of the early 20th century. Rare loans from private collections and major international museums complete the ensemble. This major exhibition closes the series of tributes linked to the centenary of the artist’s death.
The art of Rik Wouters is above all an abundance of colors and authentic, simple, touching subjects. Through his visual language, the construction of his subjects and the luminous richness of his palette, he developed an avant-garde style, while also being associated with artists like Ensor, then Cézanne and even Renoir. Rik Wouters was quickly appreciated by his contemporaries; his dazzling talent, although obstructed early on by the Great War and his illness, bequeaths to us a fascinating and masterful artistic legacy.
Our guide will once again be the excellent Lieve De Jonghe.
Please note that this visit is limited to 15 people.
Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Time: 1:45 p.m.
Place: Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Place Royale 3, 1000 Brussels (Gresham entrance).
Price: €25. ACB/AWCB/CCB members receive a discounted price of €20.
Public Transportation: Metro: Gare Centrale/Centraal Station or Parc/Park; buses 27, 38 and 71: Royale; Trams: 92 or 94: Royale.
Sign up: Reservations are due by Wednesday, May 3 at:
Payment in advance to ACB account BE55427919588144 (KREDBEBB). Please mention "Wouters" in the reference section of the bank transfer. Online payment with a credit card is also possible (through PayPal, but no actual PayPal account is required); pay when registering or use the link provided in the invoice.
Cancellations are possible until noon on Wednesday, May 3. Participants canceling after this time, as well as no-shows, are charged the full cost of the event.