Until March 1st 2020, the Doges’ Palace is holding a fringe exhibition to the Venice Biennale with masterpieces from Flemish collections. Among the exhibits are a silver ensemble designed by Rubens and the terracotta sculpture Apollon et Python by Artus I Quellinus, two masterpieces from the King Baudouin Foundation’s collection.
This summer, don’t miss the double exhibition at Knokke and Retranchement (just up the coast in the Netherlands) dedicated to the abstract art collection offered by Jos Knaepen to the King Baudouin Foundation. Sam Francis, Robert Motherwell and many other great names are to be found alongside the works of two Belgian artists: Luc Peire and Johan De Wit.
Anne-Josèphe Théroigne de Méricourt, nicknamed La belle Liégeoise (the Beauty from Liege), was one of the rare female figureheads in the French Revolution. The sculptor Charles Marin immortalised her in a bust in 1792, which has been acquired by the Raphaël and Françoise Haeven Fund.
Two silver candlesticks, made by Jean-François Bodson and particularly representative of the silverware made in the Namur region at the beginning of the 18th century, have been acquired by the Pierre François Tilmon Fund. They have been entrusted to the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Namur, at the Hôtel de Groesbeeck-de Croix.