Een engel / Un ange

SYMB 6312
The invention of photography gave symbolist artists a work and interpretation tool, but above all it offered art a new feeling of collusion of vision, emotion and creation. By showing an interest in photography, practicing it and following the evolution of new techniques, Khnopff joined the generation of artists whose creative aim's integrity did not feel threatened in the least.
As Gustave Moreau, Alphonse Mucha, Edvard Munch, and Franz von Stuck, he used photography as a composition sketch and a collection of images from real-life memories. However, he is one of the few artists who retook possession of the shots of his own works to recreate new originals.
In his artistic mind, Khnopff considered each and every print as a new original work, in a reduced format, as if miniaturized. Dwindling on the originality of each photograph, the artist worked them over one by one, clarifying a few strokes or shading a shadowy part in Conté crayon.
Favoring colored crayons’ leads softness, which only partially stuck on the photograph’s mat surface, he would highlight the angle of a mouth, the motion of hair, or the draping of cloth, with a touch of color. He did not always use the same colors as in the originals and thus, through a new interpretation, he created a new mysterious vision of an already familiar subject (from Anne Adriaens-Pannier, in catalogue 'Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921)', Brussels, RMFAB, 2004, p. 249-261)
English Translation by Marianne Reynolds (2010)

Source

Copyright: All rights reserved

More information

Comments Statistics

BE | | Public | DutchFrenchItalian

Address

3, Regentschapsstraat / rue de la Régence, 1000 Brussels

Advertisement

Things to do in surrounding

Brussels

Search

Brussels

Choose from more than 40 activities:

Route search

- RouteYou Selections -

Brussels

Discover the most beautiful and popular trails in the area, carefully bundled into appropriate selections.

Sights nearby

Brussels

- RouteYou Selections -

Brussels

Discover the most beautiful and popular attractions in the area, carefully bundled in appropriate selections.

Destinations close by

Brussels

Plan your route

With RouteYou, it's easy to create your own customised maps. Simply plot your route, add waypoints or nodes, add places of interest and places to eat and drink, and then easily share it with your family and friends.

Route planner

Route planner

This place of interest on your website

<iframe src="https://plugin.routeyou.com/poiviewer/free/?language=en&amp;params.poi.id=755073" width="100%" height="600" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Try this feature for free with a RouteYou Plus trial subscription.

If you already have such an account, then log in now.


More than 8,500,000 routes


More than 15,000,000 users


More than 4,200,000 points of interest

Address

Kerkstraat 108

9050 Gentbrugge, Belgium

Follow us

Contact

Marketing & sales

sales@routeyou.com

General queries

info@routeyou.com

© 2006-2024 RouteYou - www.routeyou.com