A world-class painter, whose work hangs in the most prestigious museums: it’s Adriaen Brouwer. They will soon leave renowned private and public collections in Europe and America to travel to Oudenaarde. This is the very first time that just under half of his seventy works will be united. The fact that this event is also being organised in Brouwer’s birthplace makes it all the more special.
Brouwer was already famous and his works were highly prized during his lifetime. Even the greats, such as Rubens and Rembrandt were fervent collectors of his work. What’s more, his paintings are a genuine delight to behold. A true feast for the eyes. Brouwer’s work is also compared to that of his contemporaries and successors such as Frans Hals, David Teniers and Joos van Craesbeeck.
It promises to be the ultimate experience in Oudenaarde. And you can be there!
“Adriaen Brouwer is more than a cliché. He stands for the portrayal of emotions and temperament at the highest possible level.”
– Manfred Sellink (director of KMSKA) –
Oudenaarde boasts many tourist attractions, but this year it is focusing entirely on Adriaen Brouwer, one of our very own citizens, of whom we are immensely proud! Unfortunately Oudenaarde does not own a permanent collection of Brouwer pieces, and this is exactly why the Adriaen Brouwer exhibition is a totally unique event. It is the first time that just under half of Brouwer’s works will be transported from various international museums to the MOU Museum in Oudenaarde. So don’t delay and purchase your ticket now for this impressive exhibition!
The cultural city festival ‘Antwerp Baroque 2018. Rubens inspires’ pays homage to Peter Paul Rubens and his Baroque, cultural heritage. During the festival, the spotlight will be on Peter Paul Rubens, one of the most influential artists ever and the most famous inhabitant of Antwerp. He personifies the Baroque period and is an important source of inspiration for contemporary artists and the atypical lifestyle of the city and its inhabitants. ‘Antwerp Baroque 2018. Rubens inspires’ tells a story about the Baroque, in the past and the present, and creates a dialogue between historic Baroque and the work of contemporary artists. With the city of Antwerp and the world as its décor. ‘Antwerp Baroque 2018. Rubens inspires’ is a key event in VisitFlanders’ Flemish Masters programme. It promises to be explicitly extroverted and to combine artistic originality with authentic hospitality.