Three paintings from the Thomas Neirynck Collection, donated to the King Baudouin Foundation, are among works in the exhibition ‘Antoine Mortier. La transfiguration du réel’. L’écorché, Les concurrents I and Figure couchée illustrate, in dialogue with the other works in the exhibition, the story of an internationally famous artist.
Antoine Mortier (1908-1999) is considered to be one of the main actors of lyrical abstraction in Belgium. This retrospective exhibition demonstrates the artist’s versatility. His work shows the personal vision he developed and can be considered as the expression of his soul on canvas and paper.
The exhibition focuses on recurring themes that inspired the artist and by which he tried to transfigure reality, from the type of object, the subject and the model to the various moods of the artist. This is a retrospective that pays particular attention to the didactic, an approach that will be appreciated as much by the connoisseur as the amateur.
From 29 September 2012 to 6 January 2013