|Mask of Cleo de Merode, by Georges Despret, c. 1907
On my last morning before flying back to Spain I was left to my own devices and decided to check out the newest museum in Brussels--The Fin de Siècle Museum. It looks at Belgian art from 1868 to the disaster of 1914. While Art Nouveau will be the biggest attraction here, there's also a lot of works from the Realist, Impressionist, Symbolist, and other movements. I've focused on the Art Nouveau here because it's my wife's favorite art style and she doesn't read my blog enough.
|Model of stage decoration for the 1914 performance of Parsifal by Wagner, showing the enchanted garden, second act
|Nature, by Alphonse Mucha, 1899-1900
|The Dead Women, by Gustav Mossa, 1908. The dead dog is a nice touch
|Maleficia, by Philippe Wolfers