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Leon Spilliaert

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EAN code 9781912520220
Auteur(s) Anne Adriaens-Pannier, Adrian Locke, Will Stone, Noemie Goldman, Anna Testar
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Hardcover
Formaat (h x b x d) 29.8 x 23.7 x 2 cm
Pagina aantal 176
Illustraties 150 (kleur)
Uitgever Royal Academy of Arts
ISBN nummer 9781912520220


Over dit kunstboek

Although often associated with the key figures of Belgian Symbolism, Leon Spilliaert in fact demonstrated a peculiarly individual style.

Born in Ostend, he worked there for most of his career. An introvert and insomniac who suffered from poor health as a young man, Spilliaert wandered the night-time streets of the North Sea resort, creating mysterious and highly atmospheric depictions of its dark docks, beaches and promenades. Almost entirely self-taught, he drew influence from such painters as Odilon Redon and James Abbott McNeill Whistler, as well as the writers Edgar Allan Poe and Friedrich Nietzsche. This book brings together over a hundred works from international collections, including a series of haunting self-portraits that Spilliaert created in his twenties. Authoritative authors discuss the artist's singular approach and put his career in context alongside that of his more famous compatriot and contemporary James Ensor.

Over de auteurs:

Anne Adriaens-Pannier (1951) is a Belgian art historian and former curator of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts Belgium. She specializes in Belgian art of the 20th century and is an expert on Léon Spilliaert. Adrian Locke is curator at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Anna Testar is Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

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