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Meunier Museum Ixelles

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Sun 17 Jan 10:00 - 12:30

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Subject to museum reopening, we will visit this museum located in Ixelles in the house-cum-studio of artist, painter, sculptor and draughtsman Constantin Meunier.

The theory of socialist art is born in francophone countries, where it exerted a certain influence on painting and sculpture in the years following Protected content . This influence saw its first apogee with Courbet's realism starting Protected content a second around Protected content a social variant of naturalism in painting was briefly debated.

Some of the most remarkable attempts to create a social art were made in Belgium, with some artists such as Constantin Meunier even called "socialist artists" or "revolutionary artists".

Constantin Meunier Protected content 1831, Brussels – 4 April Protected content , Ixelles) was a Belgian painter and sculptor.

He made an important contribution to the development of modern art by elevating the image of the industrial worker, docker and miner to an icon of modernity.

His work is a reflection of the industrial, social and political developments of his day and represents a compassionate and committed view of man and the world.