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Exhibition “Variations on paper”

29/01/2022 h 11/09/2022 F Add to the calendar 2022-01-29 2022-09-11 Europe/London Exhibition “Variations on paper”

Variations on paper: Jean Gaspar, Helena van Damme and Suzanne Valadon.

"Variations on paper" is an exhibition that starts with a simple and ancient medium: paper. It offers artists a wide range of uses for expressing their creativity. Through the work of three of them, this exhibition presents three different techniques.

Jean Gaspar (1861-1931) as a sculptor of animal genius, to whom the museum is partly dedicated, worked mainly with pencils in the last years of his life and dedicated them to family members or friends. Some of the more successful drawings are a tribute to his talent for capturing the liveliness and movement of the animal.

His younger brother Charles (1871-1950) was a great art collector. Among the collections bequeathed to the Town of Arlon on his death is the suite of 18 original plates by Suzanne Valadon, engraved from 1895 to 1910, with a preface and an essay on the catalogue of the artist's engraved work by Claude-Roger MARX, printed in 75 copies and signed by the artist. Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) was a French artist who often visited the greats of Montmartre. She was also the first woman to be admitted to the Société Nationale des beaux-arts (1894). A perfectionist, she could work on her paintings for several years before exhibiting them.

Finally, thanks to the donation of her niece in 1956, we discover the very colourful work of Hélène Van Damme. In the exhibition, you can admire extraordinary pastels, executed with delicacy and precision. The daughter of the governor of the province of Luxembourg, who was born in 1833 and died in 1884, showed a talent for pastel painting both in her still lifes and her portraits.

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Variations on paper: Jean Gaspar, Helena van Damme and Suzanne Valadon.

“Variations on paper” is an exhibition that starts with a simple and ancient medium: paper. It offers artists a wide range of uses for expressing their creativity. Through the work of three of them, this exhibition presents three different techniques.

Jean Gaspar (1861-1931) as a sculptor of animal genius, to whom the museum is partly dedicated, worked mainly with pencils in the last years of his life and dedicated them to family members or friends. Some of the more successful drawings are a tribute to his talent for capturing the liveliness and movement of the animal.

His younger brother Charles (1871-1950) was a great art collector. Among the collections bequeathed to the Town of Arlon on his death is the suite of 18 original plates by Suzanne Valadon, engraved from 1895 to 1910, with a preface and an essay on the catalogue of the artist’s engraved work by Claude-Roger MARX, printed in 75 copies and signed by the artist. Suzanne Valadon (1865-1938) was a French artist who often visited the greats of Montmartre. She was also the first woman to be admitted to the Société Nationale des beaux-arts (1894). A perfectionist, she could work on her paintings for several years before exhibiting them.

Finally, thanks to the donation of her niece in 1956, we discover the very colourful work of Hélène Van Damme. In the exhibition, you can admire extraordinary pastels, executed with delicacy and precision. The daughter of the governor of the province of Luxembourg, who was born in 1833 and died in 1884, showed a talent for pastel painting both in her still lifes and her portraits.

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The art and history of the Arlon region

The Gaspar Museum takes its name from an Arlon family, whose most famous representative is Jean-Marie Gaspar (1861-1931). After some youthful achievements with the Antwerp artist Jef Lambeaux, he became a famous animal sculptor.

The museum also presents collections of local religious art; the centerpiece is none other than the famous altarpiece by Fisenne, masterpiece of the Antwerp school of the early sixteenth century.

Two temporary exhibitions are organized each year; they are dedicated to the art and history of the Arlon region.

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Guided tours of the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions are open to all groups. The tours are by reservation only, at least 7 days in advance. They can also be done outside the opening hours of the museum (telephone contact only).

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Guided tour for the hearing impaired:

Guided tours through permanent and temporary collections are accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing thanks to the cooperation of the SISW (Service d’Interprétation des Sourds de Wallonie): the museum guide is accompanied by an interpreter.

Guided tour for the visually impaired:

A visit route was developed in the permanent spaces of the museum. The visitor can discover the work and the universe of Charles and Jean Gaspar thanks to specially designed media for the visually impaired: read letters, relief painting, sounds, smells … The emphasis is on the meeting between the public and the works, as well as sharing experiences . The course is designed in collaboration with the federal work “Friends of the Blind”.

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The museum offers a program of thematic tours, animations and workshops with different themes, aimed at an active approach to the works. For children from the 1st kindergarten to the 6th secondary.

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Rue des Martyrs 16
6700 Arlon

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