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Portrait of the Art Critics Paul and Luc Haesaerts, 1932

  • oil paint, canvas
  • 89.4 x 116 cm
  • Inv. 1971-A

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Edgard Tytgat liked portraying people he knew, including his wife, family, friends and acquaintances. This is a double portrait of Paul and Luc Haesaerts. These brothers were many-sided characters who engaged in a variety of activities, as architect, director and art critic. Luc studied law, philosophy and history and Paul went to the art academy. Together they made films, founded the Journal des Beaux-Arts magazine and wrote numerous pieces of art criticism. Their most notable joint production was Flandre, a substantial volume on art in Flanders from 1880. The two brothers are here posing seated at a table on which the book is displayed. Tytgat portrayed them here primarily in their capacity as art critics. Next to the book lie several illustrations of his own paintings and of a portrait of Tytgat painted by Paul Hasaerts.


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Brussels 1879 - Woluwé-Saint-Lambert (Brussels) 1957
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Title Portrait of the Art Critics Paul and Luc Haesaerts
Date 1932
Period 20th century
Location Woluwé-Saint-Lambert (Brussels) TGN
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings signature and year bottom right: EdgardTytgat / 1932
inscription bottom left: Flandre
inscription on the reverse: LES FRERES / HAESAERTS par / EDGARD TYTGAT peint / A WOLUWE ST LAMBERT / FEVRIER 1932 / N° 276
inscription on the reverse: Edgard Tytgat / F50
Collection paintings AAT
Object type oil paintings (visual works) AAT
Inventory number 1971-A
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
Permalink https://mskgent.be/collection/work/data/1971-A
IIIF Manifest https://imagehub.mskgent.be/iiif/3/3005/manifest.json
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300015637 portraits AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 31A235 sitting figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
31D14 adult man Iconclass
41A3321 closed window Iconclass
41A711 table Iconclass
41C741 pipe ~ tobacco Iconclass
48A2 criticizing and discussing art, art criticism Iconclass
48B11 workshop, studio of the artist (in general) Iconclass
48B13 artist's model, sitter Iconclass
48C51111 studio requisites ~ painter Iconclass
48C5142 picture within picture Iconclass
48C5151 easel Iconclass
49M32 book Iconclass
61B2(LUC HAESAERTS) historical person (LUC HAESAERTS) Iconclass
61B2(PAUL HAESAERTS) historical person (PAUL HAESAERTS) Iconclass
School / Style Expressionist (style) AAT
naive art AAT
Modernist AAT
Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent : Catalogus schilderkunst ; Deel I: 14de - 18de eeuw ; Deel II: 19de - 20ste eeuw / Robert Hoozee, Johan De Smet, Bruno Fornari, Ruth Monteyne. - Gent : Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, 2007 (dl. II, p. 326-327 (ill.))
Kunstenaarsportretten (uit Antwerpen, Brugge en Gent : tentoonstelling Gent, Museum voor Schone Kunsten, 26 mei - 19 augustus 2007) / Dorine Cardyn-Oomen, Nanny Schrijvers, Monique Tahon-Vanroose. - Gent : Vlaamse Kunstcollectie, 2007 (p. 44, nr. 43 (ill.))
Valerius de Saedeleer ... achterna / Jozef Bourdeaudhui. - Maarkedal : Heemkundige Kring Businarias, 2014 (p. 194 (ill. 11.24))
Portret in portret in de Nederlandse kunst, 1550-2012 (tentoonstelling Dordrechts Museum, 09.12.2012 - 07.04.2013) / Sabine Craft-Giepmans, Annette De Vries. - Bussum : Uitgeverij THOTH, 2012
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