The last major retrospective devoted to Constant Permeke took place in The Hague in 2004, so it is high time for a tribute to this distinctive Flemish expressionist. Permeke, who died sixty years ago in Ostend, had a unique empathy with the hard lives of fishermen and peasants, working people with an intimate bond with the land and the sea. By enlargement and abstraction, Permeke created archetypes with a universal character. An impressive selection of 130 paintings, drawings, and sculptures, including many key works, reveals every facet of Permeke’s oeuvre: female nudes, land and sea, fishermen and peasants in their everyday lives.. New landscapes by Thierry De Cordier and nudes by Marlene Dumas underline Permeke’s contemporary relevance. Explore this exhibition with a guide on Sunday morning. See BOZAR SUNDAYS for more information.
Curator: Willy Van den Bussche, Honorary Chief Conservator of PMMK Oostende and PMCP Jabbeke

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Your ticket for this exhibition also permits access to the exhibitions MARLENE DUMAS: Nudes and THIERRY DE CORDIER: Landscapes