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Galerie Noire - Happy who like Ulysses has made a long journey

From 5 February to 26 June 2022


 

 

Selection: about 80

works on paper, drawings and prints combined.
Location: Galerie noire, La Boverie (permanent collections)
Dates: from 5 February to 26 June 2022

 

As du Bellay wrote as early as the 16th century, the viatical experience leaves no one indifferent. Leaving one's place of origin for a certain period of time, abandoning one's landmarks, one's social identity, one's language, generates a decentring of oneself and directly impacts the traveller's artistic or literary practice.

In Italy, Paris or the Orient, artists take to the road on foot, on horseback, with whatever means they can find, depending on the period. The journey is often an integral part of the immersion. On the spot, the change of scenery stimulates artistic creation and leads to inspiration on new routes.

Through a selection of drawings and engravings from different periods, discover the different profiles of travelling artists and their destinations.

Visual and vignette; Richard Heintz, Impressions et croquis d'Italie, graphite on paper, 123x198 cm © Ville de Liège, Musée des Beaux-Arts/La Boverie.

Visual 1; Eugène Delacroix, Femme d'Alger, pencil and watercolour on paper, 200x285 xm © Ville de Liège, Musée des Beaux-Arts/La Boverie.

Visual 2; Paul Daxhelet, Dancers, charcoal and red chalk on paper, 719x701 cm © Ville de Liège, Musée des Beaux-Arts/La Boverie.