Théo van Rysselberghe. Painter of the Sun

Exhibition from May until September 27th 2020
t/m 4 september 2022
Tue 17 May - Sun 4 Sep

Théo van Rysselberghe – Painter of the Sun

17 May 2022 – 4 September 2022

From 17 May 2022 to 4 September 2022 Singer Laren will present an ode to Belgian artist Théo van Rysselberghe (1862 – 1926), in an exhibition that pays tribute to one of the great masters of light and colour. Van Rysselberghe is regarded as the leading Belgian exponent of pointillism.

On a trip to Morocco in 1888 Van Rysselberghe literally and figuratively saw the light, whereupon he began using the pointillist technique, applying small dots of unmixed colour to the canvas to express light and colour in the most sublime way. He would continue to use this technique for the rest of his career.

The exhibition will trace Van Rysselberghe’s development on the basis of his favourite subjects: society portraits, sun-drenched landscapes from Flanders to Morocco, sea views and the female nude. His entire body of work is an ode to the beauty of life and to painting itself.

Zijn oeuvre is een ode aan de schoonheid van het leven én aan het schilderen zelf

Jan Rudolph de Lorm, museumdirecteur