The Belfius lounge
One line. Infinite connections. The many stories of the Belfius Art Collection.
In the course of over 50 years of promoting and collecting Belgian art, the Belfius Art Collection has gathered works spanning many art movements: from various established artists who were considered the rebels of their eras to today’s avant-garde and tomorrow’s promising talent. But although these artists lived in different times and ages, there are many lines that bind them together: their lifelines, the lifelines of their oeuvres and, of course, the lifeline represented by the Belfius Art Collection.
Curated especially for Art Brussels, Belfius Wealth Management exhibits an exclusive selection of this collection in a stunning fair lounge, where this multitude of lines – representing times, tastes and generations – come together. You, as a true art fan and collector, are cordially invited to follow their many courses.
Embark on your journey with the arresting works of the 16th and 17th century masters Jacob Jordaens and Jan Metsys. Then, contemplate the groundbreaking paintings of James Ensor, Theo Van Rysselberghe, Fernand Khnopff and George Minne – a coterie known as ‘Les XX’, who revolutionary changed the ways of promoting art. Eager to transcend reality? Surrealists René Magritte, Paul Delvaux and Marcel Marien will help you unlock the boundaries of your imagination. Afterwards, you can dive into New Vision with Roger Raveel and Raoul De Keyser, Pop Art with Pol Mara, Hyperrealism with Antoon De Clerk and Cobra with Pierre Alechinsky.
Of course, each of these masters has ignited the imaginations of subsequent generations. Their legacies are a source of inspiration for contemporary artists like Wim Delvoye, Jan Fabre and Rinus Van de Velde, who are at the beating heart of Belfius' exhibition. Immerse yourself into their world, where artist and work are even bound more profoundly. As you are about to witness, to be a human is to be a creator, in our ability to blur the lines between reality and the beyond.