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Exhibition “Doudelet and Symbolism”

22/10/2022 h 05/03/2023 F Add to the calendar 2022-10-22 2023-03-05 Europe/London Exhibition “Doudelet and Symbolism”

The exhibition "Les Portes d'or. Doudelet and Symbolism" aims to rediscover an artist who is fully integrated into the world of Belgian and international symbolist art. Indeed, it is the entire "fin de siècle" universe that is visible in Doudelet's work. Paintings, drawings, poetry illustrations, prints and theatre sets bear witness to a blue artistic adventure that he shared with Maurice Maeterlinck, of whom he was a close friend.

Charles Doudelet, Les Portes d’or, around 1925, lithograph, 34 x 32 cm. Private collection. © Félicien Rops Museum

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Félicien Rops Museum, Rue Fumal 12 5000 Namur Félicien Rops Museum

The exhibition “Les Portes d’or. Doudelet and Symbolism” aims to rediscover an artist who is fully integrated into the world of Belgian and international symbolist art. Indeed, it is the entire “fin de siècle” universe that is visible in Doudelet’s work. Paintings, drawings, poetry illustrations, prints and theatre sets bear witness to a blue artistic adventure that he shared with Maurice Maeterlinck, of whom he was a close friend.

Charles Doudelet, Les Portes d’or, around 1925, lithograph, 34 x 32 cm. Private collection. © Félicien Rops Museum

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Félicien Rops Museum

Located in the old center of Namur, the museum presents the life and work of Félicien Rops from the beginning of his career as a caricaturist to his more daring works. Félicien Rops was born in 1833 and died in 1898 and experienced the 19th century, a period characterized by the industrial revolution, an evolution of values ​​and norms and the Modernity that makes way for Symbolism in art. The museum wants to be a place where the temperament of this exceptional artist can be expressed.

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With a specialised guide you can visit the permanent collection or the temporary exhibition. The Félicien Rops museum proposes several exhibitions every year about different themes like the 19th century, old and contemporary graphic art, certain aspects of the work of Rops, etc. The museum proposes special themed tours of the permanent collection, like the tour Rops & the Human Rights of Rops the letter-writer. The visits can be adapted on demand of the groups. The guide invites the groups to participate, to react and to be surprised and moved by the work of Rops.

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LPeople with specific needs

Sometimes it can be hard to pass the threshold of a museum because the price of the ticket isn’t the only barrier to experience culture. The museum proposes programmes with visits that are adapted for people with special needs and/or social organisations.

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JSchools

The museum is intended as a place where the extraordinary temperament of Félicien Rops is expressed and the museum proposes several activities for school groups. For example: a visit/creative workshop, a day in the museum, a tour about Rops, the letter-writer, a tour about Rops & Human Rights and a special tour for teenagers.

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MCompanies and organisations

The Félicien Rops museum, situated in the historical centre, offers its premises for private evening events: cocktail parties, private visits, etc. In this case, the museum (2 floors, 900 m2) is reserved exclusively for your company after 6 pm, a place where you can offer your guests a privileged welcome. In addition, in summer the museum garden is open, offering a charming and refreshing reception area. For more information: contact the museum directly.

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Félicien Rops Museum

Rue Fumal 12
5000 Namur

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