Culture & People Galleries Metamorphosis, Belgian Art 1860-1930

Metamorphosis, Belgian Art 1860-1930

The new temporary exhibition of A. G. Leventis Gallery is dedicated to the leaders of Belgian Impressionism as well as to the movements that developed after them. Selected works from Museums and private collections from Belgium, Greece and Cyprus, showcase the evolution of Belgian Impressionism, from mid-19th to the beginning of 20th century. The exhibition is a retrospective to Belgian Impressionists and the group which, in their attempt to reclaim some of the limelight from their more famous French counterparts, have discovered unique ways in handling light, emphasising on ‘sensation’ rather than ‘impression’.

The exhibition will focus on the movement’s most celebrated exponents, bringing together works from leading Belgian museums, but also treasures from celebrated private collections, many hitherto unseen and unpublished. Following on from the precursors of Realism in Belgium, such as Hippolyte Boulenger and Charles Hermans, the exhibition will dwell on the flourishing of plein-air painting in Belgium in the late 19th century, through works by Félicien Rops, Théo van Rysselberghe, Guillaume Vogels and James Ensor, among others. It will trace the spirit of thriving artistic circles, such as La Chrysalide and Les XX, and present the poetic nocturnes of Louis Artan and the intensity of Isidore Verheyden’s landscapes alongside the dazzling skies of Pericles Pantazis – the only Greek in this intimate circle of Belgian Impressionists.

Curators:

Evita Arapoglou, Curator of the Greek Collection of the A. G. Leventis Gallery

Constantin Ekonomides, Art Historian

Myrto Hatzaki, Curator of the Paris Collection of the A. G. Leventis Gallery

Opening Hours
Daily except Tuesday 10:00 – 17:00
Wednesday: 10:00 – 22:00
Closed on Tuesdays and public holidays

When
On Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
From: Thursday, October 31st, 2019
Until: Monday, January 27th, 2020

Where
Leventis Gallery
5 Leonidou Street
Nicosia, Nicosia 1097, Cyprus
Email: info[email protected]
Phone: 22668838

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