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Reopening of the museum on 18.02.2023!


Marguerite YourcenarPhilosophy tasters #3

  • Debate

This season, Maud Hagelstein, art philosopher and researcher at FNRS/ULiège, brings you on a journey through literature to search for stories about art.

In “The Dark Brain of Piranesi”, Marguerite Yourcenar gazes - with a magnifying glass in hand - at the engravings of the greatest “ruinist” of the 18th century. Fascinated by the engraver’s hallucinated sketches, she reconstructs the imaginary tragedy that plays out in them, and the phantasmagorical universe of the roman ruins. Yourcenar finds precise words to describe the relationship between Piranesi and the stones, the great shattered rhythm of the landscapes that he sketches, the medley of violence and quiet that dwells in his drawings. She takes a close look, a closer look, the closest look, and makes common cause with the artist to make the viewer see what they have never seen before.

SUN. 09.02.2020
14:30 > 16:00

Fee (entrance to the museum and tea time included)
Adults: € 10 Seniors, students and teachers: € 6
- 12 years old: € 4
Article 27 entrance fee
Subscription (4 taster and up): € 6/taster

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