Animalia is a poetic and scientific journey through the main challenges of our times: threats to the environment, losses of biodiversity and global warming. In this context, trains are an incredible asset towards sustainable mobility.
Pierre-Yves Renkin, a renowned Belgian animal sculptor, showcases a series of life-like animal art works in Train World. These sculptures enter into dialogue with our railway collections. Through this poetic and confronting journey, you will discover the causes and challenges of the current biodiversity and climate change crises. What are the dangers and what can be done about it? This exhibition also highlights the efforts of the Belgian Railway and Infrabel to reduce the ecological footprint of their activities on the climate and the environment. An exhibition to understand and to act!
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Since 2020, ARNAUD DE MEESTER has been the manager of the Forum du Sablon. Recently renovated, the gallery is located in this district of Sablon popular among art lovers.
This year is synonymous with new experiences: this new exhibition DROP ART UNDER THE XMAS TREE brings together 10 Belgian and French artists. The Forum du Sablon offers a variety of works such as painting, photography, sculpture and drawings.
âThis exhibition will be held every day, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m, from December 5 to 20 2022 at the Forum du Sablon, 8A rue Bodenbroek and will be called "Drop Art Under the Xmas Tree", due to its proximity to Christmas.
While retaining classic themes such as landscapes, beautiful women (bijin), kabuki actors and flowers-and-birds, Shin hanga prints also reflect a modernizing Japan and seduce with a new aesthetic and an extremely high production quality.
The public will see a selection of masterpieces from three leading shin hanga collections, that is two Dutch private collections and the Japanese collection of Watanabe Shōzaburō, the publisher who was the key figure of the shin hanga movement. For this exhibition, his grandson is lending prints that have never before been seen outside Japan. These loans are supplemented with shin hanga prints from the Art & History Museum’s own rich collection.
Shin hanga. The new prints of Japan 1900-1960 13.10.22 > 15.01.23
Art & History Museum
Cinquantenaire Park 10 1000 Brussels
Tuesdays to Fridays: 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last tickets at 4 p.m. Closed on Mondays, on 25th December and 1st January Admission prices €16 / 12 / 6 free for 0-18 years free
The Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert in Brussels are a complex of three commercial passages covered over their entire length by glazed arcades.
They consist of:
The main facade of the town hall consists of two asymmetrical wings framing the tower and terminated by corner turrets. The façade is decorated with numerous statues representing the Dukes and Duchesses of Brabant. Each of these statues rests on a historiated cul-de-lampe and is sheltered under a finely carved stone canopy surmounted by a pyramid-shaped stone pinnacle decorated with foliage and topped with a finial. Before the 19th century, the town hall was not adorned as it is now with innumerable statues, apart from the tailpieces, the statues of the eight prophets and a few statues with corner turrets.
The two wings have several asymmetries:
The origins of the Ommegang date back to the middle of the 14th century. This is-knows at the start of a procession in honor of Notre-Dame du Sablon, organized by the Grand Oath of Crossbowmen.
Even today, the Ommegang reveals details every year unsuspected in the history of Brussels. This impressive procession illustrates several aspects of our national folklore and seduced by a form of visual magic as well as many animations. Some 1400 participants in dazzling costumes evoke the presentation of Charles Quint and his son, the Infant Philip (future Philip II).
This year our French-speaking Herald will be one of the great figures of French theater and cinema: Francois Berlean. Winner of the César in the Best Actor in a Supporting Role category for his performance in "My Little Entre-prize” by Pierre Jolivet, he has shot in nearly 40 plays and more than 180 lms.