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Léon Spilliaert

Léon Spilliaert

Wandering through Silence

By (author) Anne Adriaens-Pannier
By (author) Edouard Derom
By (author) Jeffery Howe
By (author) Johan van Rossum


Publishing 12th Aug 2024
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    • Discover the visionary works of Léon Spilliaert in Belgium and abroad
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    The works of Léon Spilliaert (Ostend 1881-Brussels 1946) fascinate for the mystery of their images. His drawings explore the solitude of human beings and of the sea’s immensity. He evokes the life of various locations around his hometown of Ostend, and of objects drawn from his everyday life. His striking self-portraits translate the anguished plumbing of his deepest depths. His creations reflect a spirit of reflection and spiritual meditation, which he exercises by surveying the symbols of nature’s timelessness. This publication presents 21 works, intimately revealing his searches and studies, and directly provided by his family.

    The catalogue also provides an overview of the history of the discovery of Spilliaert’s oeuvre in Belgium and abroad, and situates his body of work within a wider context of the art of his time. It presents a unique interview with his grandson, as well as brief chapters retracing the singular artistic contributions of the presented works.

    With texts by (the Spilliaert specialist) Anne Adriaens-Pannier, Edouard Derom and Jeffery Howe, as well as an interview with Spilliaert’s grandson, Johan van Rossum.

    Exhibitions International
    Publish date
    12th Aug 2024
    United Kingdom and Ireland
    260 mm x 215 mm
    48 Pages
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