A new take on Christian Dotremont and his links with surrealism. Before founding the Cobra movement and inventing his famous ‘logograms’ (or word pictures), Dotremont began his creative career as a young poet alongside the surrealists. Within the context of the Occupation, they were forced to consider some existential issues. This turbulent but crucial period in the artist’s career and the history of surrealism can be retraced thanks to Dotremont’s archival collection, donated to the King Baudouin Foundation by his brother, Guy Dotremont.
2018 - € 5 In autumn 1862, Léopold, Duke of Brabant, undertook a second voyage to Egypt. What motivated the heir to the throne of Belgium to return to a faraway country that he already knew and what had led to this interest? Léopold’s journal during his trip enables us to reconstruct, step by step, his extraordinary adventure and gradually find out more about him. This precious document for our shared heritage was acquired by the King Baudouin Foundation.
2017 - free What is the key to successful patronage for our heritage and culture? This publication sets out three essential factors: the importance of stimulating public policy, appropriate fundraising in function of its objectives and motivated donors.
2016 - € 5 The Van Herck Collection comprises over 700 drawings and 110 terracotta figures from the 17th to the 19th century. Most of the works are preliminary studies for monumental sculptures or liturgical furniture made by artists from the Southern Netherlands. This publication presents the collection from a new angle, notably that of the interest shown in classical antiquity, its heroes and gods during the 17th and 18th centuries.