ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: RAOUL DE KEYSER

works on paper

 

1964-1979

 

Last year, Raoul De Keyser gave a series of 187 works on paper to the museum. The donation contains works from the period 1964-1979 and illustrates how Raoul De Keyser evolved from making figurative work to the abstract compositions for which he is internationally known. The drawings are made on different types of paper and in diverse media, including pencil, ink, watercolour and acrylic. The gift comprises important series of studies from the years 1974-1978, in which De Keyser explores the possibilities of drawing based on natural motifs. On the occasion of this exhibition, the entire gift was on display and was accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue. Paintings by Raoul De Keyser from the same period as the drawings were also on show.