The Music Lesson. A unique opportunity to rediscover this master along with some of his contemporaries through a hundred or so works, including paintings, drawings, prints and musical instruments. Also photographics works by Dirk Braeckman.
Curated by William Christie
Nearly thirty years after the last Antoine Watteau retrospective, BOZAR, in collaboration with the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, is organizing an exhibition of this great early eighteenth century French painter.
This will be a unique opportunity to rediscover this master along with some of his contemporaries through a hundred or so works, including paintings, drawings, prints and musical instruments. Thanks to the exceptional curatorship of conductor and musician William Christie, and to contemporary artist Michaël Borremans, the exhibition will highlight the multiple and often timeless facets of Watteau’s oeuvre.
It will try to convey the echoes between painting and music. More than a monographic exhibition or a musical staging of his work, the Watteau exhibition aims to draw attention to the links connecting the various arts. There is music in Watteau and his contemporaries!
The Belgian contemporary artist Dirk Braeckman plans an intervention in the exhibition with new photographic works inspired by Watteau.
Press conference and opening: 7 February 2013 at 11 am
Bozar - Centre for Fine Arts
Rue Ravenstein 23, Brussels
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday, from 10.00 to 18.00, and until 21.00 on Thursdays
€ 10,00: standard rate
€ 8,00: discount rate (18 > 26 y, + 65 y, groups, ...)
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