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A New Key: Modern Belgian Art from the Simon Collection

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The Simon Collection, housed in London and France, is the finest assemblage of modern Belgian art outside Belgium. Accompanying an exhibition held at Boston Colleges McMullen Museum, A New Key presents fifty-three works never before displayed in North America, including important paintings by René Magritte, James Ensor, Frits van den Berge, Paul Delvaux, and others.

Full-color reproductions of the paintings are accompanied by seven essays that illuminate their significance and the distinctive contribution of Belgian art to the development of modernism. Addressing themes like the rise of Freudian psychology, the influence of carnival, and the trauma of two world wars, A New Key forges a new understanding of Belgiums long-neglected role in the development of modern art.

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Jeffery W. Howe is professor of fine arts at Boston College. He is the author of many books, including Houses of Worship and The Symbolist Art of Fernand Khnopff.
 
 

Table of Contents

Director's Foreword
Nancy Netzer
 
Preface and Historical Outline
Jeffery Howe
 
Pauvre Belgique: Collecting Practices and Belgian Art in and Outside of Belgium
Sura Levine
 
The Simon Collection - a Personal Perspective
Patrick Derom
 
A New Key: Modernism and National Identity in Belgian Art
Jeffery Howe
 
Ensor's Parrot
Katherine Nahum
 
"Laughter Liberates Us from Fear" - The Place of Carnival in Our Lives
Susan A. Michalczyk
 
Occupied Belgium: The Art of War
John J. Michalczyk
 
Freudian Themes in the Symbolist Work of George Minne
Claude Cernuschi
 
Works in the Exhibition

Product Details

ISBN:
9781892850126
Author:
Howe, Jeffery
Publisher:
McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Art
Subject:
19th century
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
Art - General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
53 color plates, 81 halftones
Pages:
233
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in

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