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The Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp regularly publishes books and catalogues. Topics can range from the history of the museum to the permanent collection and sometimes focus on special exhibitions.

Published in 2013

Rubens Unveiled. Paintings from Lost Antwerp Churches

Valérie Herremans, Snoeck, 136 p., € 24,90

Cover Rubens Unveiled. Paintings from Lost Antwerp ChurchesThis is the second volume in the series Rubens Unveiled, in which the Rubens Research Project of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp shares the fruits of its research with a wider public. It follows a first book on Rubens's painting technique by Nico Van Hout and Arnout Balis. In this second publication Valérie Herremans explores the physical, spiritual and cultural context of several major Rubens paintings in the Antwerp museum's collection, drawn from four once-prominent houses of worship in the city. The Norbertine Abbey of St Michael, the Franciscan Church, and the churches of the Calced and the Discalced Carmelites were all suppressed during the French occupation that began in 1794. The book describes the history of these religious institutions and reveals how they looked, inside and out. We learn about the works they owned by Rubens, the patrons who commissioned them, the paintings' original locations, and the other important works of art that adorned the same churches. Extensive illustrations and detailed reconstructions offert a realistic glimpse of magnificent interiors that were among Antwerp's most beautiful. Discover the story and original settings of some of Rubens's greates masterpieces, now in Antwerp's Royal Museum of Fine Arts.

Annual 2011

KMSKA, € 25

Published in 2012

Annual 2010

KMSKA, € 32

Published in 2011

Annual 2009

KMSKA, € 30

Published in 2010

Annual 2008

KMSKA, € 30

Closing Time. Jan Vanriet

Eric Rinckhout and Maarten Doorman, photographs by Herman Selleslags, Ludion, 320 p., €34,90 (DU/EN)

For the exhibition Closing Time contemporary artist Jan Vanriet set out a route in the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp. Vanriet combines his own work with pieces from the museum's collection of old and modern masters. These works have a connection through content or style. The surprising symbiosis of the museum’s pearls with Vanriet’s oeuvre reveals an impressive contemporary story on human deficiency. Maarten Doorman and Eric Rinckhout wrote a captivating text to accompany Closing Time. Works from the exhibition and Herman Selleslags' images illustrate the publication.

Rubens doorgelicht. Meekijken over de schouders van een virtuoos (Rubens Unveiled. Looking over the shoulder of a virtuoso)

Nico Van Hout and Arnout Balis, KMSKA/Ludion, 168 p., € 25 (DU)

The Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp (KMSKA), with financial support from the Getty Foundation, is conducting extensive scientific research into its unique Rubens collection. This offers an unprecedented insight into Rubens' virtuoso painting technique. The clear and accessible text is accompanied by high-quality images from the Rubens research project's photo archives. These do not only include full pictures of Rubens' paintings, but numerous close-ups, macro photographs, infrared and X-ray images and photos of paint samples as well. No effort has been spared to represent both the subtlety and the bravura of the master's hand.

Published in 2009

Annual 2007

KMSKA, 175 p., € 30

Lajos Vajda. Touch of Depths

Hungarian Culture Brussels in collaboration with KMSKA, 232 p., € 25 (DU/EN)

Goya, Redon, Ensor. Grotesque paintings and drawings

Herwig Todts, Lannoo, 240 p., 160 ill., € 29,95 (DU/EN)

In the spring of 2009 the KMSKA presented the exhibition Goya, Redon, Ensor. Grotesque paintings and drawings. The grotesque depictions of these three eccentric artists were the starting point of the exhibition. Francisco de Goya (1746-1828), Odilon Redon (1840-1916) and James Ensor (1860-1949) were, without any doubt, the pioneers of modern art. The publication presents a rare series of etchings by Goya, drawings by Redon and a selection of Ensor's masterpieces from the collection of the KMSKA. It also treats a number of loans from museums in Belgium and abroad.

Diepe fontein (Deep Fountain)

Hilde Daem, Catherine de Zegher, e.a. | Foto's: Kristien Daem e.a., KMSKA/BAI uitgevers, 74 p., € 25 (DU)

Since September 2006 the Leopold De Waelplaats in Antwerp has a fountain of its own. Although, in a way, the Deep Fountain by Spanish artist Cristina Iglesias is not a fountain in the general meaning of the word. Perhaps that is the reason why it attracts the attention of everyone who passes it. One moment, the fountain is filled with water that reflects the stately façade of the museum. The next it exposes the beauty of its bottom. In between are the tides that fill and later empty the mysterious water source.

All publications can be ordered by phone (03/224 95 13), fax (03/ 248 08 10) or online.

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Publications

  • James Ensor (click to enlarge; use the escape key to close the window)

    James Ensor

  • The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp. A History 1810 – 2007 (click to enlarge; use the escape key to close the window)

    The Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp. A History 1810 – 2007

  • The Museumbook (click to enlarge; use the escape key to close the window)

    The Museumbook

  • Jan Cox. Living One’s Art (click to enlarge; use the escape key to close the window)

    Jan Cox. Living One’s Art

  • Constant Permeke, Gustave De Smet, Frits Van den Berghe (click to enlarge; use the escape key to close the window)

    Constant Permeke, Gustave De Smet, Frits Van den Berghe

  • Rik Wouters. All the works from the Royal Museum (click to enlarge; use the escape key to close the window)

    Rik Wouters. All the works from the Royal Museum

  • Rubens Revealed. Looking over the shoulder of a virtuoso (click to enlarge; use the escape key to close the window)

    Rubens Revealed. Looking over the shoulder of a virtuoso

  • Heads on Shoulders. Portrait Busts in the Low Countries (click to enlarge; use the escape key to close the window)

    Heads on Shoulders. Portrait Busts in the Low Countries

  • Deep Fountain (click to enlarge; use the escape key to close the window)

    Deep Fountain

  • Goya, Redon, Ensor. Grotesque paintings and drawings (click to enlarge; use the escape key to close the window)

    Goya, Redon, Ensor. Grotesque paintings and drawings

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