Flamboyant exhibition in Brussels
Discover the "Art de vivre" of the 1930s - at the Villa Empain until 6 October.
The Villa Empain, on Avenue Franklin Roosevelt, is worth a detour in its own right. This 1930s architectural gem, the result of a meeting between Louis Empain and architect Michel Polak, is an extravagant blend of Art Deco materials and details on the one hand, and the pure, symmetrical lines of modernist architecture on the other.
It is this prestigious building that will host the Flamboyant exhibition, inviting visitors to stroll through the house of a fictional collector from the 1920s and 1930s. It brings together paintings by artists such as René Magritte, Léon Spilliaert and other major artists of the time, as well as furniture, precious objects, books and posters.