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Originally, the purpose of the museum was to present the secrets of the human body, as well as to offer the possibility of visualizing diseases. Founded in 1856 by Pierre Spitzner, the anatomical museum that bears his name still houses wax casts of human bodies today. When the doctor died, his wife continued to travel through Belgium with her mobile museum. Subsequently, the collection moved to Montpellier. What not everyone knows, however, is that at the beginning of the 1930s this show fascinated the Belgian painter Paul Delvaux to such an extent that he immortalized his experience with his painting, entitled Le Musée Spitzner Between skeletons and deformed organs, his visit to the Musee Spitzner, in the early 1930s, generated unexpected associations and unusual themes within his paintings ever since. Paul Delvaux‘s style changed over time, including forced perspectives, crucifixions and skeletons in his paintings, as well as night scenes where the moonlight produces hallucinatory effects. Among his murals, that of the Palace of Congresses in Brussels and the Institute of Zoology in Liège. He also made etchings where black and white reproduced his imaginary world of him. He died in Veurne, West Flanders, on a July day in 1994.

Is a municipality of Wallonia located in Belgium in the province of Walloon Brabant. Among the places to see in the surrounding area, but only on foot or by bicycle, the historic center of Leuven is worth a visit to its late Gothic town hall. If you are a plant lover too, consider that its botanical garden is the oldest in Belgium. Precisely in this area, in the hamlet of Écluse, where the post-industrial pagodas of the singer-songwriter Julos Beaucarne stood in a nearby meadow, you will find the Ferme des Wahanges Not only is this quadrangular farmhouse one of the best examples of rural architecture, it is included in the real estate list of the Walloon region. Growing up in the countryside of Ecaussines, he has always remained faithful to his origins; in fact, he sometimes sang in the Walloon patois. Living in a post-industrial era, Julos Beaucarne was an apostle of ecology and love between men. In the 2000s, he also tried his hand at sculpture with salvaged objects, creating a set of post-industrial pagodas from reels of construction sites at the Wahenges farm. He died in Beauvechain in September 2021 and chose to be burie in Tourinnes-la-Grosse, where he lived.

TO YOU MY BEAUTIFUL MEN IS A SONG IN FRENCH Those who make us men are the mothers; they go before us like light from the heavens. To mothers do you not owe being on earth? So, have mercy on mothers, handsome men, may clouds not kill men. A child of seven runs in the pasture, and over the woods sails his kite. Did you not know these early games? So, have mercy, fine men, and children, that the clouds do not kill men. While combing her hair, the young bride at the bottom of her mirror seeks a gentle face. Was not someone looking for you the same one day ago? So have pity, fine men, on the spouses whom the clouds do not kill men. When one gets old and life reaches, its strike one should always think of happy memories. You too are getting old; your era is ending. Therefore, my handsome men have pity on the old. Those clouds do not kill men.

In Brussels, the six Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium hold twenty thousand works among paintings, sculptures and drawings. In 1801, the then First Consul Bonaparte founded the museum of fine arts by decree, which also received many works from the Louvre. Visiting the Oldmasters Museum, you will discover precious Flemish panels by Hans Memling and Jérôme Bosch, as well as a room dedicated to Antoine van Dick. In the Magritte Museum, you will find, instead, works from donations and bequests of Irène Scutenaire-Hamoir and Georgette Magritte. It was describe in drawings and in a portrait painted by Rene Magritte. Poet and writer, central female figure of the surrealist movement in Belgium, Irène Hamoir appeared under the name of Lorrie in her inscriptions. Her father was a hatter, while her paternal grandmother had two children with a Brussels racing cyclist. With Paul Nougé, the Magritte brothers, Andre Souris and Marcel Lecomte, she and her husband attended the meetings of the surrealist group in Brussels, but were also part of the surrealist group in Paris. A portrait of her in pencil on paper, dimensions 203 x 254 mm, signed upper right by René Magritte in 1948, is visible at the Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

Dries van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Dirk Van Saene, Walter Van Beirendonck, Dirk Bikkembergs and Marina Yee. Their style was very personal. There were those who favored exotic fabric scarves and Indian-inspired skirts, while others advocated a more innovative type of fashion. In 1988, those six young designers who graduated from the Antwerp Academy of Fashion tried to become protagonists of the fashion scene. They loaded their collections onto a truck, left for London and set up their base of operations on a campsite. They spent their money on advertising, so it came about that the British press baptized them as the Antwerp Six. Bruno Pieters was not among them, but he had studied at the same school. Award-winning fashion designer, he decided to stay a little away from the noises of the fashion industry, and to do so he landed in South India, letting himself be intrigue by the local clothing admirable for the colors and textures of the fabrics. His innovative new label is cutting-edge, sustainable and financially transparent luxury fashion, with a twenty percent profit going to charity. Highly regarded for his avant-garde creations and refined tailoring, Belgian designer Bruno Pieters was born in Bruges in June 1975 studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, majoring in Fashion Design, and has his own headquarters commercial in Antwerp. Much of the archive of his spring / summer 2010 collection was donate to the MoMu Fashion Museum in Antwerp.

Antwerp Central Station is included in all the rankings of the most beautiful railway stations in the world. Imagine being in here with Martine Franck, be inspired by the way, you capture photographic images of her. For her, a portrait was a renewed encounter that unnerved, but which then allowed her to capture not only the light in the model’s eyes, but also her degree of concentration. She worked outside the studio, used a 35mm Leica camera and preferred black and white film. She was know for her documentary-style photographs of prominent cultural figures as well as remote or marginalized communities. She was able to work empathetically with her subjects, managing to record their expressions on photographic film. Martine Franck has published nine books of photographs, which in 2005 earned her the French Légion d’Honneur. She also continued to work after she was diagnose with bone cancer, creating the last exhibition at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in 2011, with portraits of artists collected from 1965 to 2010. She died in Paris in 2012, at the age of 74 years old. By browsing through some photographs of Antwerp, you can explore the sights and attractions of the city through beautiful images of travelers who have seen it before you. Every 4 months, new photographic works are select inside to present them in thematic exhibitions also reserved for young or unknown photographers. Crossing that door, at 47 Waalsekaai you enter the Fotomuseum, much more than a photography center

The Ardennes, located in Belgium and Luxembourg, are populate and extend as far as France. Much of the region is cover by forests, hills and moors with deep valleys carved by rivers. The strategic position of Wallonia has made the Ardennes area a battlefield for centuries The atmosphere of the Bouillon Fortress changes as night falls, but you do not have to worry, because in the light of the torches a guide in medieval clothes will bring you into a magical atmosphere. Visiting this part of Belgium, you will be able to discover the magical atmosphere of cartoonist René Hausman. In spring experience the Bouillon Trout Festival, while in summer you will find the flea market of old Arlon. On Sunday, at 6.30 pm, the music will resound through the streets of the village of Redu, where children can participate in the egg hunt, or enter the puppet theater. During his military service, he made scientific drawings for educational purposes, as well as illustrations and cartoons for the weekly Le Moustique. A grandmother from the Ardennes fed him with legends and country stories, while his father introduced him to the characters of the German author and cartoonist Wilhelm Busch. René Hausman provided hundreds of illustrations for a magazine specializing in animals and local folklore. Over time, in the French magazine Fluide Glacial he expanded his comic creativity to adults with erotic fairy tales. The turning point that earned him notoriety came in 1985, when he created a two-part fairy tale, Laïyna, which a few years later became his first album of him in a collection of graphic novels.

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