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Nomadic catalog of the Ixelles Museum
Apolline Malevez presents a work by Georges Le Brun
What could be better than a physical encounter with a work of art to grasp all its specificities? From the Musée d’Ixelles, for an evening, a painting, a sculpture or a drawing is shuttled to the Institute and discovered, to the delight of the public, by a specialist.
Georges Le Brun (1873-1914), a painter of the symbolist movement, is known for his representations of the peasant world and his landscapes of the Hautes Fagnes, as well as for his views of domestic interiors, such as The Dining Room (1906). This enigmatic pastel offers an intimate but constructed view of a corner of the artist’s home. It allows us to question the norms, mystifications, and absences that inhabit interior representations at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Apolline Malevez is a graduate of ULB and holds a PhD in art history from Queen’s University Belfast. Her research focuses on the material culture of interiors and representations of domestic life in Belgium at the end of the 19th century.