Exploring the works of Portaels

PortaelsThe exhibition on the famous Belgian artist will be shown at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium from the middle of February to the end of May. The exhibition ‘Portaels and the call of the Orient’ shows the works of the Belgian painter.

The famous Belgian painter Jean Portaels was born in 1818 and he died in 1895. He is known for being one of the most influential painters of the 19th century in Belgium. The exhibition will answer the unanswered questions and reveal the secrets of his works. The exhibition mostly focuses on the early days of the works of Portaels and the exhibition displays the works of Portaels of the Orient travels which he made between 1845 and 1847. He transferred the experiences from Egypt, Syria and Palestine to sketches and paintings and later in his life Orientalism became his major theme. The exhibition will show countless of works of the Belgian painter even paintings and sketches that has never been exhibited before.

The exhibition ‘Portaels and the call of the Orient’ will take place at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels from 10th February 2015 to 31st May 2015. The museum is open from Tuesday to Friday from 10.00 to 17.00, from Saturday to Sunday it is open from 11.00 to 18.00.

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Rue de la RĂ©gence / Regentschapsstraat 3, 1000 Brussels, Belgium

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