Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts

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Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1935 (photo Léon van Dievoet)

The Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts (ARBA) is an art school in Brussels, Belgium, founded in 1711.

Originally housed in a single room in the city hall, in 1876 the school moved to a former convent and orphanage in the Rue du Midi, rehabilitated by the city architect Pierre-Victor Jamaer and where the school still operates.[1]

The faculty and alumni of ARBA[edit]

Includes some of the most famous names in Belgian painting, sculpture, and architecture:

The most notable directors and professors of the school[2][3][edit]

Architect Victor Horta (1901) Batiment Horta - rue Neuve à Bruxelles.
  • Barnabé Guimard (1731-1805), architect
  • Jean-Alexandre Werry (1773-1847), architect
  • Tilman-François Suys (1783-1861), architect
  • Fançois-Joseph Navez (1787–1869), painter
  • Eugéne Simonis (1810–1893), sculptor
  • Louis Gallait (1810-1887), painter
  • Alexandre Robert (1817–1890), painter
  • Jean-François Portaels (1818–1895), painter
  • Josef Stallaert (1825-1903), painter
  • Charles Van der Stappen (1843–1910), sculptor
  • Jef Lambeaux (1852–1908), sculptor
  • Ernst Acker (1852-1912), architect
  • Jacques Van Lalaing (1858-1917), sculptor and painter
  • Victor Horta (1861–1947), architect
  • Paul Saintenoy (1862-1952), architect
  • Herman Richir (1866–1942), painter
  • Alfred Bastien (1873–1955), sculptor
  • Joseph Van Neck (1880-1959), architect
  • Tilman-François Suys (1783-1861, architect
  • Henry Lacoste (1885–1968), architect
  • Jean Baes (1848-1914), architect
  • Antoine Carte (1886–1954), painter
  • Léon Devos (1897–1974), painter
  • Max van Dyck (1902–1992), painter
  • Francis Brichet (1946–2003), engraver
  • Daniel Pelletti (* 1948), painter

The school is sometimes confused with the Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium, a separate institution, and the French Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, part of the Institut de France.

In the kingdom of Belgium this academy was very important for the development of art for architecture and building, panel painting, sculpture. lithography and watercolour paintimg.

Galery of the famous teachers and dirctors of the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles[edit]

Some well known Painters of the School[4][5][edit]

  • Jean-Frédéric van der Rit (1823–1882), architect and builder
  • Auguste Schoy (1838–1885), architect and builder
  • Édouard Duyck (1856–1897), painter
  • Henri van Massenhove (1860–1934), architect and builder
  • Herman Richir (1866–1942), painter, later professor
  • Jules Lentrein (1875–1943), painter and lithographer
  • Gustave Fontaine (1877–1952), scupltor
  • Maurice de Korte (1889–1971), sculptor
  • Robert Mermet (1896–1988), French sculptor
  • Max van Dyck (1902–1992), painter and draftsman
  • Robert Schuiten (1912–1997), architect and builder, painter
  • Albert Mangonès (1917–2002), Haitian architect and builder
  • Guy Huygens (* 1924), painter
  • Jean Coignon (* 1927), author and animator
  • Hilde van Sumere (1932–2013), sculptress

Gallery of the most notabe Students of the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "300 years of history of the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts". City of Brussels. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.rdk.nl/ RDK Netherlands Institute for Art History
  3. ^ http://www.arba-esa.be/ Académie royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles
  4. ^ http://www.rdk.nl/ RDK Netherlands Institute for Art History
  5. ^ http://www.arba-esa.be/ Académie royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles

Exhibitions[edit]

  • Academie Royale des Beaux-arts et Ecole des Arts decoratifs de Bruxelles. Exposition centennale 1800–1900.
  • 1987: Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, 275 ans d'enseignement, from 07.05 - 28.06.1987.
  • 2007: Art, anatomie trois siècles d'évolution des représentations du corps, Académie royale des Beaux-arts de Bruxelles, 20.04. - 16.05.2007.

Biography[edit]

  • Academie Royale des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles. 275 ans d'enseignement = 275 jaar onderwijs aan de Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten van Brussel. par Crédit Communal Bruxelles, 1987, ISBN 2-87193-030-9.
  • Academie Royale des Beaux-arts et École des Arts décoratifs de Bruxelles. Exposition centennale 1800–1900. catalogue of the exhibition at Bruxelles.
  • A. W. Hammacher: Amsterdamsche Impressionisten en hun Kring. J.M. Meulenhoff, Amsterdam 1946.
  • Wiepke Loos, Carel van Tuyll van Serooskerken: Waarde Hoer Allebé – Leven en werk van August Allebé (1838–1927). Waanders, Zwolle 1988, ISBN 90-6630-124-4.
  • Sheila D. Muller: Dutch Art – An Encyclopedia. Routledge, 2013, ISBN 978-1-135-49574-9.
  • Jean Bouret: L’École de Barbizon et le paysage française au XIXe siècle. Neuchâtel 1972.
  • Georges Pillement: Les Pré-Impressionistes. Zug 1972, OCLC 473774777
  • Nathalia Brodskaya: Impressionismus. Parkstone Books, New York 2007, ISBN 978-1-85995-652-6.
  • Norma Broude: Impressionismus. an internationa movement, 1860–1920 („World impressionism“). Dumont, Köln 2007, ISBN 978-3-8321-7454-5.
  • Jean-Paul Crespelle: Les Fauves, Orgines et Evolution, Office du Livre, Fribourg, und Edition Georg Popp, Würzburg 1981, ISBN 3-88155-088-7.
  • Jean Leymarie: Fauvismus, Editions d’Art, Albert Skira Verlag, Genève 1959.
  • Kristian Sotriffer: Expressionismus und Fauvismus. Verlag Anton Schroll & Co., Wien 1971.
  • Jean-Luc Rispail: Les surréalistes. Une génération entre le rêve et l'action (= Découvertes Gallimard. 109). Gallimard, Paris 2005, ISBN 2-05-053140-0.
  • David Britt: Modern Art - Impressionism to Post-Modernism. Thames & Hudson, London 2007, ISBN 978-0-500-23841-7.
  • Sandro Bocola: Die Kunst der Moderne. Zur Struktur und Dynamik ihrer Entwicklung. Von Goya bis Beuys. Prestel, München/ New York 1994, ISBN 3-7913-1889-6. (Neuauflage im Psychosozial-Verlag, Gießen, Lahn 2013, ISBN 978-3-8379-2215-8)
  • Sam Phillips: Moderne Kunst verstehen - Vom Impressionismus ins 21. Jahrhundert. A. Seemann Henschel, Leipzig 2013, ISBN 978-3-86502-316-2.
  • Pierre Daix, Joan Rosselet: Picasso - The Cubist Years 1907–1916., Thames & Hudson, London 1979, ISBN 0-500-09134-X.
  • Michael White: De Stijl and Dutch Modernism (= Critical Perspectives in Art History). Manchester University Press, ISBN 0-7190-6162-8. (englisch)
  • Thomas, Karin: Blickpunkt der Moderne: Eine Geschichte von der Romantik bis heute. Verlag M. DuMont, Köln 2010, ISBN 978-3-8321-9333-1.

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