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Uncannily real. Magic realism and new objectivity

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Date 10/05/2014 - 31/08/2014

This is the sixth in a series of exhibitions on The MODERNS at Koningin Fabiolazaal, a venue run by the Province of Antwerp. 

As the 20th century progressed, there were artists who maintained that trueness to nature was the best approach to capturing the beauty of the world. However, a painting consists of shapes and colours on a flat surface. While some artists ventured cautiously along the road towards abstraction, others chose to explore whether the rules of modernism allowed for an element of realism.

This exhibition features work by Gustave Van de Woestyne, Henry van Straten, Georg Grosz, Carel Willink, Raoul Hynkes and Pyke Koch. The selection of work from the KMSKA collection will be supplemented with loans from Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, including pieces by Charley Toorop, Gino Severini and Wim Schuhmacher.

In collaboration with the Province of Antwerp.

 Logos of the Province of Antwerp and KMSKA

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