The Four Seasons

Public Domain

Artist / maker

Frits van den Berghe (draftsmen (artists))

Date

ca. 1913

Period

20th century
On the occasion of the 1913 World Fair in Ghent, Frits Van den Berghe, together with Gustave De Smet, Robert Aerens, and others, was commissioned by Jean Delvin to paint decorative panels for the dome of the Grand Palais. In Van den Berghe's work nothing has been preserved of this realisation, except for this double-sided sheet and a few non-located…
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On the occasion of the 1913 World Fair in Ghent, Frits Van den Berghe, together with Gustave De Smet, Robert Aerens, and others, was commissioned by Jean Delvin to paint decorative panels for the dome of the Grand Palais. In Van den Berghe's work nothing has been preserved of this realisation, except for this double-sided sheet and a few non-located sketch sheets. This shows that the artist, perhaps on account of this commission, was thinking entirely in symbolist terms. Some drawings recall themes by George Minne. The comparison with Gustave De Smet can also be made in this context, for example, with Eve (Brussels, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium) and The Summer (private collection).
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Features
Artist / maker Frits van den Berghe VIAF RKD Wikidata
Types pencil drawings AAT, ink drawing AAT, charcoal drawing AAT
Category drawings (visual works) AAT
Materials pencils (drawing and writing equipment) AAT, charcoal , ink , paper
Dimensions 266 x 356 mm
Location Work currently not on display
Object number 2011-B-recto
Vlaamse Kunstcollectie - EN

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