La Barque de l’Ideal, 1907 || Constant Montald

Adorning the Great Hall at the entrance of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, together with its companion ”La Fontaine de l’Inspiration”, it is so striking one simply must stop and stare. These monumental paintings (they measure around 400x500cm) were created by Montald specifically for the Museum, but were both rejected by its acquisitions committee and returned to him – yet, in a symbolic twist of fate, they ended up back were they belonged!

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels

October 19th, 2019

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