Alechinsky, the dream goes on
Until 1 August, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (RMFAB) are presenting the "Carta Canta" exhibition, which features more than 200 drawings, watercolours, etchings, lithographs and paintings, inviting visitors to dream and travel through the infinite imagination of Pierre Alechinsky, a major figure in Belgian contemporary art.
The painter and lithographer was born in Brussels on 19 October 1927. He studied book illustration and typography, and combines several techniques in his work. Drawing and spontaneity are at the heart of Pierre Alechinsky's work. He has developed a fantastic bestiary and dazzling strokes, spontaneous impulses of vivid colours like venom spat onto the canvas. He chooses complicity with the person viewing his works, so he opposes untitled works; the Belgian artist, who navigates between poetry and irony, between humour and tragedy, believes that dialogue is established thanks to the titles of the works, which are selected with great care, "To name is to write a little."
This exhibition also allows visitors to discover the entire collection of Alechinsky's drawings held at the Museum, thanks to an interactive digital device operated by artificial intelligence. For practical information, please visit the "Pierre Alechinsky" exhibition at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.