Flemish painters

Emile Claus, Arab Smoking a Cigarette, 1879
Gustave Van de Woestyne, Nude Girl, 1926
Rik Wouters, The Bathers, ca. 1912
Edgard Tytgat, When the Husband Goes Hunting, 1954
Frits Van den Berghe, Self-Portrait with Skull, 1938
James Ensor, The Comical Meal, 1905


, Anna Du bist super!!!!

Installation shots of "Anna Oppermann/Neverending Paradox. 
Philosophical Ensembles of the late 1980s" at SMAKfrom top to bottom:
On the one hand... on the other hand; both...  and (M+M), 1988-92
Paradoxical intentions - To lie the Blue down from the Sky,  1988-92
Myth and Enlightenment, 1985-92

Oppermann called these ensembles 'exercises in observations and insight that are in principal infinite'.



The last avant-garde  - on design in Italy in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. 
With utopian, playful, exotic, postmodern, kitschy and all sorts of crazy designs 
by among others Memphis, Archizoom, Superstudio, Ettore Sottsass,...


'Next to the painting a painting of a hand panting' - Philip Guston

'Philip Guston and the Poets' and the frescoes of the Italian Renaissance masters



Guy Rombouts @ NICC