Did you know that in the early twentieth century, among the titans of London, Paris, and Rome, the artistic capital of Europe was actually Brussels? The capital of the Art Nouveau movement, art creators and lovers alike flocked to Brussels to create, admire, and discuss art in all of its mediums. Walking through the picturesque streets of Belgium's capital city, one could see the likes of James Ensor and Gustav Klimt, artists ahead of their colleagues' curve.
As a great lover of not only Art Nouveau, but of Brussels, your expert Sabry Amroussi is eager to share with you the great works and hidden secrets created around 1900 throughout this city. This seminar will transport viewers back in time to 1900s Brussels to learn about the most popular trends, artists, and works, as well as the Art Nouveau movement as a whole. From the architecture of Horta, to the mysterious masterworks of Knopf, this talk will change your perception of this city, and will add to any future (or previous) visit to this artistic European capital.
Sabry Amroussi is an art historian and writer living and working in Amsterdam. He specializes in the art of the Dutch Golden Age, mainly in the works of Rembrandt and his school, and has a keen interest in the Jewish history of Amsterdam. He lectures and teaches on both subjects and gives art historical tours all across Europe. As a true omnivore when it comes to art, culture, and even cuisine, he has worked with and for major museums and collectors, such as the LACMA, Rijksmuseum, van Gogh Museum and the P de Boer collection in Amsterdam. As a guide for Context, he is eager to share this knowledge in real life, always with a big scoop of humor, ofter intermingling art with social life, cuisine, and history.
This conversation is suitable for all ages.
90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.