A prominent figure in Brabant’s Fauvism, Rik Wouters brought us brilliant and colorful art.
The art of Rik Wouters is above all an abundance of colors and authentic, simple, touching subjects. Through his visual language, the construction of his subjects and the luminous richness of his palette, he developed an avant-garde style, while also being associated with artists like Ensor, then Cézanne and even Renoir. Rik Wouters was quickly appreciated by his contemporaries; his dazzling talent, although obstructed early on by the Great War and his illness, bequeaths to us a fascinating and masterful artistic legacy.
The retrospective exhibition organized by the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, in partnership with the Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp, is exceptional. For the first time, the two museums bring together in one exhibition the most important collection of works by the illustrious Belgian artist of the early 20thcentury. This major exhibition closes the series of tributes linked to the centenary of the artist’s death.
Every visitor, tall or small, can get creative in a unique Rik Wouters inspired workshop, situated at the start of the exhibition. Easels, a large table and mirrors allow you to play with Wouters’ subjects. The workshop is accessible for free during the opening hours of the exhibition and there will be staff helping you with your artistic endeavours every Saturday and Sunday between 2 and 6 p.m.