A spectacular new retrospective on the work of Belgian painter Rik Wouters (1882-1916) is on view at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels from 10 March through 2 July. Musebooks has you covered with the companion catalogue, Rik Wouters, which highlights some of the most masterful works included in the exhibition along with observations on the artist’s evolution and exchange with his generation of artists, known as les Fauves (“the wild beasts”).
Though Wouters’ career was cut short by an early death, his body of work nevertheless reflects the excitement and dynamism that characterized early 20th-century painting, particularly that of the Brabant Fauves. This energy is palpable across the pages of the show’s catalogue, which shine with both brilliant imagery of Wouters’ paintings and knowledgeable commentary by leading experts on his work. Get your copy of this fantastic companion catalogue today. Free digital edition included with purchase of the printed catalogue (available in English, French and Dutch).