Exhibition Past

Georgius Jacobus Johannes van OS (The Hague 1782 - 1861 Paris), Still life with shells and coral, 1813

Less is More: Redefining the Kunstkammer

From richly ornate collectors' cabinets to the simplicity of post-war void spaces, this exhibition aimed to question the way our interaction with art and architecture has changed over time.

The exhibition showcased a selection of the finest old and modern masterworks, including a masterpiece by the Antwerp Baroque painter Cornelis Norbertus Gysbrechts, After the Falcon Hunt. This work is a perfect example of northern trompe l’oeil painting, illustrating the rich iconography of Flemish kunstkammers. This remarkable large-scale painting has been loaned by the Musée d'Ixelles for the exhibition, consequently highlighting the quality of the museum's collection.

The exhibition was generously supported by Banque Transatlantique Belgium.

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