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In 2021 we celebrate the centenary of Roger Raveel (1921-2013); an ideal moment for BOZAR to organise a large-scale retrospective of his work. 


Raveel is regarded as one of the most important Belgian painters of the second half of the 20th century, but his exceptional visual language, balancing between figuration and abstraction, often inspired by his immediate surroundings, set him radically apart from his contemporaries.


Through several thematic chapters, the exhibition traces Raveel's long artistic journey and the emergence of his unique pictorial vision. 

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    The eternal individualist

    In 2021 he would have been 100 years old. Roger Raveel is one of Belgium’s greatest post-war artists. In a world in which the arts are increasingly international, he remained local. He did not choose for a particular school or movement but developed his own style. Is it his obstinacy that lies at the root of the remarkable work he left behind? From 18 March, BOZAR is presenting a retrospective of his work. An introduction.

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