There is a major exhibition about Constantin Meunier in Brussels at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium. Constantin Meunier was a Belgian painter and sculptor who was born in 1831 and he died in 1905.
He is one of the most outstanding artists of Belgium and his work had a great influence on the art of the following generations. Constantin Meunier was one of the first artists who presented the social reality in Europe in the 19th century. He started his career as a sculptor and only between 1857 and 1884 he started painting. Meunier showed great interests for workers and he often presented them on his paintings. He was mostly interested in the miners in the Borinage region, women workers, steel workers and dock workers around Antwerp. The exhibition shows a wide range of different paintings from Meunier and let the visitors have a closer look on the pictures and the life of the painter. Through the pictures visitors have the chance to explore more on the life back his time and to see the social problems at the time in Belgium.
The exhibition is shown at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels. The exhibition is held from 20th September 2014 to 11th January 2015. The address of the museum is: “Rue de la Régence 3, 1000 Bruxelles, Belgium.”
If you want to know more on the exhibition and the museum check the official site for more information.