The exhibition displays more than 200 drawings, watercolours and paintings by Victor Van Dyck (1863-1943), conserved by his heirs. These decorative projects allow us to address several issues concerning the training of a decorative artist in Belgium, as well as his work, which included commissions for public places or performance venues (the decorations of cafés and brasseries on the main boulevards of Brussels, as well as these executed for British theatres), private commissions (bourgeois houses), or official commissions (royal sedans for Leopold II and Albert I). This wide variety of projects will also allow the visitors to discover the very eclectic tastes of the time, which often mixed several different styles: Rococo, Moresque, Flemish neo-Renaissance, Art Nouveau.
The works presented by the Association constitute a rare and coherent ensemble that underlines the degree of artistic versatility that had to be demonstrated in this profession.
From Eclecticism to Art Nouveau: painter-decorator Victor Van Dyck, 1863-1943
Location: Rue Charles Hanssens, 7, 1000 Bruxelles