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Art works from the MSK collection at international exhibitions this spring and summer


This summer and autumn, several works from the MSK collection will be presented at exhibitions, in London, The Hague, Paris, Perpignan and Ostend.

After Impressionism: Inventing Modern Art
25.03 – 13.08.23 National Gallery London

After Impressionism explores a period of great upheaval when artists broke with established tradition and laid the foundations for the art of the 20th and the 21st centuries. The decades between 1880 and the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 were a complex, vibrant period of artistic questioning, searching, risk-taking and innovation. This exhibition celebrates the achievements of three giants of the era: Cézanne, Van Gogh and Gauguin and follows the influences they had on younger generations of European artists.

On view from the MSK collection is Kneeling Youth from the Fountain (1898) by George Minne. From about 1889 onwards Minne became interested in the figure of the kneeling youth withdrawn into himself. This figure from 1898 represents the end of his search for austere, simple forms. In that same year he grouped five identical kneeling youths around a basin, the famous Fountain of the Kneeling Youths whose original model in plaster is owned by the museum.

Flemish Expressionism – Wonderful Memories
25.03 – 20.08.23 Kunstmuseum the Hague

Flemish Expressionism - Wonderful Memories provides a broad overview of an important period in Flemish art with in addition to the work of Gustave De Smet and Frits Van den Berghe, paintings by Jozef Cantré, Constant Permeke and Edgard Tytgat. It is the movement's colourful and often mischievous character that takes centre stage at Kunstmuseum Den Haag.

On view from the MSK collection are The Idiot by the Pond and Self-Portrait by Frits Van den Berghe, and Child's Head and The Good House by Gustave De Smet.

Sarah Bernhardt. And the woman created the star
14.04 – 27.08.23 Petit Palais Paris

This exhibition highlights the career of emblematic actress and artist Sarah Bernhardt. Through over four hundred works, visitors are immersed in her life as a star in the spotlight, as well as her activities as a painter, writer and sculptor.

From the MSK, Mary-Magdalene by Alfred Stevens is on display, some are convinced that the actress modelled for this painting. Stevens met Sarah Bernhardt in about 1887, and did several portraits of her. In a number of these she posed as a character from history or from literature. The provocativeness of this work, even though it corresponds entirely to what Mary Magdalene represented, shocked the general public because they preferred to see her portrayed as a remorseful penitent.

Guino - Renoir, la couleur de la sculpture
25.06 - 5.11.23 Musée d’Art Hyacinthe Rigaud Perpignan

Guino - Renoir, la couleur de la sculpture is an introduction to the sculptural and decorative works of Spanish artist Richard Guino and to his artistic collaboration with Pierre-Auguste Renoir. At the initiative of the art dealer Ambroise Vollard, Guino and Renoir worked together from 1913 to 1917 to increase Renoir’s productivity and reputation as a sculptor. But it was only after legal proceedings that Richard Guino was recognised as the co-creator of the sculptures he made with Renoir.

Renoir’s Venus Victrix is a work from the MSK collection that will be on show in the exhibition.

Anna Boch, een impressionistische reis
1.07 - 5.11.23 Mu.ZEE Oostende

Mu.ZEE pays tribute to Anna Boch, painter and maecenas, 175 years after her birth. The exhibition focuses on Anna Boch as an artist and a woman at the end of the nineteenth century in Belgium. Known for being very progressive, she owned a car, travelled frequently, and often alone – not easy for a woman at that time. Just like her impressionist contemporaries Berthe Morisot in France and Mary Cassat in the United States, Anna Boch was also born into a very affluent environment. The impressionist artist enjoyed an international reputation. She was a great music lover and art collector, collecting works by Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh and Paul Signac. This exhibition features work by Boch as well as the artists she collected.

From the collection of MSK, Anna Boch's Cliffs on the Coast of Sanary (Provence) is presented.