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Bozar Expo opens Antoine Watteau exhibition

Bozar Expo presents a Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) retrospective in collaboration with the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille, on view Friday 08.02.2013 – Sunday 12.05.2013.

Nicolas Lancret (1690-1743), Concert dans le salon ovale de Pierre Crozat Vers 1720-1724. Huile sur toile, 35,6 x 44,5 cm. Huile sur toile. Dallas Museum of Art – Michael L. Rosenberg Foundation© Dallas Museum of Art – Michael L. Rosenberg Foundation.

This is a unique opportunity to rediscover this master along with some of his contemporaries through a hundred or so works, including paintings, drawings, prints and musical instruments. Thanks to the exceptional curatorship of conductor and musician William Christie, and to contemporary artist Michaël Borremans, the exhibition will highlight the multiple and often timeless facets of Watteau’s oeuvre. It will try to convey the echoes between painting and music. More than a monographic exhibition or a musical staging of his work, the Watteau exhibition aims to draw attention to the links connecting the various arts. There is music in Watteau and his contemporaries!

The Belgian contemporary artist Dirk Braeckman plans an intervention in the exhibition with new photographic works inspired by Watteau.

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