Aquarelles in the Venice of the North

29 September 2023 - 09 October 2023

The aquarelles of Belgian artist Fons Teijssen will be exhibited in a historically important building in Bruges.

Teijssen has mastered the art of the aquarelle, a style of painting in which water-based pigments are used to create beautiful landscapes and portraits. 

Through his aquarelles, Fons Teijssen shows us his life both in Belgium – in Lier, the Belgian coast and Bruges – and his visits abroad, like Spain, France, and the United States. 

The exhibition will feature works that have been on display all over Belgium and abroad, as well as some new works. 

You can admire this colourful world of Teijssen’s at the Huis Ter Beurze in Bruges, a building which, according to a 16th-century Florentine writer is the location of the oldest international trade fair. And when we say it’s old, we mean it’s very old: the building was constructed in 1453. 

If you miss the exhibition, you might go to the beguinage of Lier instead. The artist depicted the Stations of the Cross in 14 paintings there.