Victor Horta's Iconic Building in line with the Times
A Triptych of the Palace of Fine Arts of Brussels :
BOZAR - The Centre for Fine Arts
The Belgian National Orchestra &
Archduchess Margaret of Austria as a Widow by Bernard van Orley above the entrance to the Palais des Beaux-Arts.
A Journey into the Renaissance in Brussels
Bernard van Orley & The Renaissance Exhibition
February 20, 2019 - May 26, 2019
The Art of Printmaking
Prints in the Age of Bruegel the Elder
February 27, 2019 - June 23, 2019
The Palais des Beaux Arts,also known as BOZAR,is an eight-storey cultural venue in Brussels built between 1922 - 1929 in the Art Deco geometric style by the Belgian architect Victor Horta.It is right in the middle of the Mont des Arts,where the upper part of Brussels meets the lower part,which means that once you enter the enormous and complex building,you start ascending the hill of Mont des Arts without even realizing it.I suppose it has to do with the inventive arrangement of space by the genius architect Horta.
It is considered as a historical monument with available surface of 33,000 m², where art meets music,cinema,literature,theatre, architecture,photography and much more.
BOZAR always offers a diverse and high-quality international programme with concerts,exhibitions,shows,and many other cultural and artistic events.
It is also home to the National Orchestra of Belgium.
FRIDAYS WITH THE BELGIAN NATIONAL ORCHESTRA
We did enjoy the programme with the Belgian National Orchestra on April 26,2019 :
Beethoven - Pride and Persistence ( in response to Beethoven's Seventh Symphony
Fantasia on an Ostinato, John Corigliano
Carmen (excerpts), Georges Bizet
The Firebird, Igor Stravinsky
Hugh Wolff conductor & Elisabeth Kulman mezzo-soprano.
(Hugh Wolff is well known for his creative programming and for placing opposing works together,and Elisabeth Kulman is a prominent singer in the international classical music scene ; her sensual voice with the rich,colourful timbre gave Bizet's femme fatale a soul.)
PS : Printmaking,this fascinating synthesis of art,is enjoying a contemporary resurgence through new and digitlal technologies without having replaced older methods.Some artists have continued to explore the untapped potential of more traditional methods.They print on surfaces other than paper and on an unprecedented scale in such ways that they extend the choices and the capacity of the enduring vitality of Printmaking as a fine art.
Exploring the rich culture of Brussels and the Master-Painters of the Golden Age.Brussels has experienced a real Cultural Renaissance in recent years.
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