From 7 June 2023 to 7 January 2024 the King Baudouin Foundation will be exhibiting about 40 iconic artworks and everyday objects of Art Nouveau masterpieces from its collection at the BELvue museum in Brussels.
Novelist and historian Marc Meganck takes us back in time and sheds light on these extraordinary objects. Architects, decorators, goldsmiths, jewellers, designers, painters, bookbinders, engravers and others. Many artists took part in this ephemeral movement, which reached its peak at the transition between the 19th and 20th centuries. They met in the salons and at major national and international exhibitions. They were neighbours, colleagues, members of the same circle, teachers at the same universities. They created and innovated, but also formed friendships. Their families were close and forged unbreakable bonds. The stories behind these objects take us back to some snapshots of the artistic milieu and high society of the 1900s.
You can find out these extraordinary stories and interesting anecdotes in the free exhibition 'ART NOUVEAU. Exceptional objects with a story' in the BELvue museum from 7 June '23 to 7 January '24.
To mark the Art Nouveau Year and this exhibition, the King Baudouin Foundation is also releasing a publication featuring the illustrated works of art and their stories (Only available in French or Dutch). This illustrated publication has 68 pages and is available free of charge during the exhibition or via www.kbs-frb.be.
Expo: ‘ART NOUVEAU. Unique objects with a tale to tell.’
From 7 June 2023 to 7 January 2024
BELvue museum – Place des Palais 7 Paleizenplein – 1000 Brussels
KBF: Thierry Van Noppen – 0479 31 85 56 – email@example.com
BELvue: Charline Franken – 02 545 08 02 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Information on masterpieces & heritage: Astrid Fobelets - 02 549 02 96 - email@example.com