Local child Anto Carte exhibits in Mons

13 April 2022 - 21 August 2022

The Bam, the Museum of Fine Arts of Mons, is dedicating an exhibition to Anto (Antoine) Carte, a local child, born in the city of Doudou on 8 December 1886. A multi-faceted artist, Anto was a painter, draftsman, lithographer and illustrator.

He began his training at the Academy of Mons, continued in Brussels and completed it in Paris, thanks to a grant, at the beginning of the 20th century.  He lived in Paris at a time when art, of which the French capital was the centre, was overflowing with new trends due to the many economic, social and political changes.  He discovered symbolism and studied the Italian Renaissance at the Louvre. He also studied fresco art in Florence. His work does not belong to any particular school, but can be placed between symbolism, expressionism and naturalism.

He exhibited all over the world, notably in the United States, Spain, Mexico and Italy, where he participated in the Venice Biennale.

The "Anto-Carte. De ciel et de terre" exhibition reveals the artist's meditative journey through 80 works from public and private collections. The artist revisits the classic themes of Christian iconography, drawing inspiration from the lives of simple people such as peasants, miners and fishermen.

For more information about this exhibition, which continues until 21 August, and to plan your visit to Mons, visit the website.