Exhibition of Belgian painter Fernand Khnopff, one of the masters of Symbolism on display at the Petit Palais

Exhibition of Belgian painter Fernand Khnopff, one of the masters of Symbolism on display at the Petit Palais

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The Petit Palais which houses the City of Paris Museum of Fine Arts is holding an exhibition dedicated to Belgian painter Fernand Khnopff.

Born in 1858 and died in 1921, Fernand Knopff contributed to the great upheaval of the classical art movements. Indeed, he is a central figure of Symbolism. His creative approach is pervaded by reverie, fantasy, dreams and phantasmagoria with prevailing poetry and colour blue. Being an engraver, a sculptor, a painter and a draftsman, Fernand Khnopff was a consummate artist. He was one of the pioneers to use photography as a medium in his work. This large retrospective devoted to Fernand Khnopff includes over 150 works. It is both a strange and familiar reality, a stroll peppered with Fernand Khnopff's enigmatic dreams, a possible journey until March 17, 2019. Please note that a second exhibition presents a set of a hundred drawings by Jean-Jacques Lequeu "le bâtisseur de fantasmes" for the first time. For more information, click on "Learn more"

Le masque au rideau noir - Photo credit © Christie's Images Bridgeman

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