The Kunsthalle München is showcasing masterpieces of Belgian modern art from circa 1860 to 1960. Approximately 130 paintings, graphic works and sculptures illustrate how the art of this period constantly re-explores the boundaries between fantasy and reality. They focus equally on the unpretentious reality of everyday life and on the secrets and mysteries that lie beyond the visible world. The exhibition traces the specific path taken by Belgian art, ranging from realistic scenes of ordinary people and atmospheric landscapes to James Ensor’s fantastic masquerades, right through to the surreal worlds of Paul Delvaux and René Magritte. In addition to major names such as these, the 40 artists in the exhibition include numerous painters whose work is not widely known in this country, like Eugène Laermans, Constant Permeke and Rik Wouters. More information here.
An exhibition cooperation with the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp