The European Association of Public Banks (EAPB) announced the fifth edition of a joint initiative with the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (RMFAB) entitled “Art and Finance in Europe“, a sequence of exhibitions highlighting the relationship between Art and Finance, each year focusing on a specific era.
The fifth “Art and Finance in Europe“ exhibition will concentrate on the 19th century.
The exhibition “Art and Finance in Europe-19th Century Masterworks in a new light” is composed of some 20 major works from the RMFAB collection. The exhibition comprises masterpieces by, amongst others, Vincent van Gogh, (Groot-Zundert 1853 – Auvers-sur-Oise, Val-d’Oise 1890 ), Constantin Meunier, (Brussels 1831 – 1905), Alfred Stevens, (Brussels 1823 – Paris 1906), François Rude, (Dijon 1784 – Paris 1855), Charles de Groux, (Komen 1825 – Brussels 1870), Louis Gallait , (Tournai 1810 – Brussels 1887), Gustaf Wappers (Antwerp 1803 – Paris 1874), Léon Frederic, (Brussels 1856 – 1940), Eugène Laermans (Brussels 1864 – 1940). Leading art experts, Michel Draguet, Joost Vander Auwera (CVs in annex) have lent their expertise in support of the exhibition. The exhibition is part of a sequence which started in 2008 as a joint initiative between EAPB and RMFB.
Henning Schoppmann Secretary General of the European Association of Public Banks, described the exhibition as “a wonderful opportunity to discover how art and money have been intrinsically connected throughout the centuries and how finance has inspired art, one of the most compelling beauties of life”.
Where & when? Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Regentschapsstraat/Rue de la Régence 3, 1000 Brussels; from 4 ay 2012 until 2 September 2012
->Name and author of the works: “Charles Hermans “ Bij dageraad / A l’Aube” (1875) (inv. 2812)
->Owner of the works and the photographs: Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, Koninklijke Musea voor
Schone Kunsten Van België, Brussel, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, Bruxelles.
->Copyright of all the photographs: © KMSKB-MRBAB – J. Geleyns/www.roscan.be