06.04 - 15.06.2014 Mijn geliefde, jij en ik. © Henk Schoenmakers
My Beloved, You and I.
06/04/2014 - 15/06/2014
Love in the time of 'Expressionism'
Gust De Smet, Frans Masereel, Constant Permeke, Ramah, Edgard Tytgat, Frits Van den Berghe and Henri Van Straten.
The exhibition gathers the work of seven Belgian artists who reached the height of their artistic careers in the twenties. These artists chose for a modern visual language as they wished to sever from the impressionistic style. The main theme throughout the selection is love, a cherished subject in art of that period. The desire for love, seduction, marital happiness, but also the physical enjoyment and paid love are themes they enjoy to visualize frequently. Maybe it was a way for these artists to celebrate their regained freedom and 'joie de vivre' after the horrors of World War I.