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Fantastic Art in Belgium

Sat. July 15 - Sun. September 24, 2017
* 7/18 & 8/22 closed

A bizarre journey through 500 years of Belgian art

The region that we now know as Belgium, and the areas that surround it, saw paintings on fantastic themes emerge and flourish on top of the traditional pictorial realism that had been developing since the late medieval age. Although these works portray fanciful imaginary worlds, the demons, monsters and other grotesque creatures drawn by the Flemish painters—heirs to Bosch and Bruegel’s legacies—possess a vivid and lifelike presence due to their realistic depiction. This exhibition documents the lineage of fantastic art in this region that gave birth to this particular world, showcasing works from first-class collections located both in Japan and overseas. Roughly 500 years of Belgian art history will be covered, beginning with the end of 15th-century Flemish paintings, moving on through to 19th–century Symbolism, and finally presenting works by contemporary artists.

Admission Fee

Admission Fee (Including tax) The day Advance and organizations
College & high school students¥1,000¥800
Junior high & elementary school students¥700¥500

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Opening Hours
10:00-18:00 (Last admission : 17:30)
Fridays and Saturdays 10:00- 21:00 (Last admission : 20:30)