On Tuesday 25th March, the “Desire” exhibition opens its doors in the Royal Museum for Fine Arts of Belgium. Selected paintings from 19th and 20th century are shedding a different light on this universal theme. A scenography rich in contrasts leads the visitor to rediscover masterworks by Dalí or Delvaux, along with previously unseen paintings.

There are many variations and interpretations of the notion of desire. The exhibition highlights the diversity of desires, from basic to noble, from trivial to ideal.

An audacious selection among the 19th and 20th century works from the collections of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts has been carried out and the visitors will be able to catch up with emblematic masterpieces like The Temptation of Saint Anthony by Dalí, The Couple by Delvaux, works by Wappers, Evenepoel and Brusselmans, but also with paintings by Stevens, Linnig or De Braekeleer which are less known but nevertheless worth discovering.

Practical informations


Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Musée Fin-de-Siècle Museum / level -6
Rue de la Régence / Regentschapsstraat 3
1000 Brussels
+32 (0)2 508 32 11


Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00-17:00
Ticket sales close at 16:30

Closed: 01/05/2014


Free admission with a ticket for the Musée Fin-de-Siècle Museum or a Combi-ticket