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The Insider & Kate Maveau

Let us get acquainted with the woman behind our amazing videos and pictures! When she graduated as a film director at Rits, Brussels, her ambition and curiosity brought her to peculiar places in Wales and Berlin. Besides film, her passion includes photography, dance and music too. ‘ Composition, Colour and absurdism are, alongside surrealism, keywords […]

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The Insider & Vera L’Ecluse

Each month The Insider at Private Art Tours explains the world of an art expert, this time we get to sit down with Vera L’Ecluse, Gallery Relations Coordinator at the powerful contemporary art fair Art Brussels. What makes an art lover an art expert? We were easily convinced by Vera’s fascinating stories. Vera L’Ecluse seen […]

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The fluorescent dream: the journey of research

Giovanna Tamà and Naomi Meulemans developed a material-technical study following the restoration of the painting Split Infinity (1977) by Herbert Aach (1923 -1985) and the doctoral research of Stefanie De Winter (‘When Art Turned Day-Glo: Marking the Impact of Daylight Fluorescent Materials in New York Art from the 60s and 70s’). In the spring of […]

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Research and restoration of ‘Self-portrait’, Permeke, 1928-1936, Oostende, MuZee

Although I looked up at the expressionist artists in 1936, I was already able to see with my own eyes how quickly their work was materially lost. I am reminded of the many cracks of Philibert Cockx’s over-applied crunch, the browns of Permeke, etc. René Smits in Flanders Magazine, 1983 The painting that was restored […]

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Vogel, Karel Appel (1921-2006) and the Myth of the Making

Karel Appel (1921-2006), one of the most important members of the CoBrA group, produced this work in 1954, as the signature and dating on the lower left give away: K.Appel’54. Appels Vogel, which is part of the extensive CoBrA collection of The Phoebus Foundation, stimulates curiosity.

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