How is a work of art created ? This is the question that the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium seek to answer with an exhibition devoted to sketching. At its heart is the creative gesture, presented here in all its forms.

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Discover a fascinating journey through a hundred artworks, immersing visitors in the intimacy of artistic creation. Step into the studio and try to grasp the very essence of the artwork, from the first idea sketched on a blank sheet, a wooden panel, or a piece of cardboard. This immersive experience promises enriching discoveries, offering a new perspective on the behind-the-scenes of creations by iconic artists such as Rogier van der Weyden, Rembrandt, Rubens, Magritte, and many others.

The exhibition unfolds across time, from the 15th to the 19th century, with a foray into the 20th century. Each stage holds surprises: admire a sketch on canvas by Jacques Jordaens, a model by Alexander Calder, a watercolor by Anne Bonnet, or an oil painting by Delacroix. Preparatory drawings by Rik Wouters stand alongside Fernand Khnopff's decorative projects for the Stoclet House, while the high-reliefs and statuettes by Constantin Meunier and the plein-air sketches by Gustave Courbet or Ferdinand De Braekeleer will captivate you.

Through a thematic scenography, discover rare works, sometimes never exhibited before , alongside the famous bustling sketches of Peter Paul Rubens.

This unique exhibition, built around the exceptional collections of Fine Arts of Belgium, also marks the result of a vast restoration campaign carried out over nearly two years by the Museum's teams. Don't miss this opportunity to delve into the secret world of artistic creation and rediscover masterpieces in a new light.

Practical informations

Address

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Rue de la Régence / Regentschapsstraat 3
1000 Brussels
Mail  / +32 (0)2 508 32 11

Hours

 Tuesday- Friday: 10:00 - 17:00

Weekends: 11:00 - 18:00

The ticket offices close half an hour before closing time.
On 24/12 and 31/12 the museums close at 15:00

CLOSED

Mondays
+ 1 January | 1 May  | 24 September I 1 & 11 November | 25 December

Admission

Ticket  temporary exhibition DRAFTS only

INDIVIDUAL VISITORS

 
Adult 15,00 €
Senior (+65 years) 12,00 €
Adults groups (15 persons, price p.p.) 12,00 €
Students (19-25) 6,00 €
Belgian school teachers, City of Brussels guides (excluding school groups) 6,00 €
One accompanying adult per group of schoolchildren, youth or disadvantaged people 6,00 €
Person with disability / 1 accompanying visitor 6,00 €
Belgian job seekers and integration income beneficiaries 6,00 €
Children and youth in groups (school groups), Art student (-25) 3,00 €
Children aged 0-18 with family, members of ICOM, FPS Science Policy BELSPO staff, press 0,00 €

Friends of the RMFAB

0,00 €
A proof of eligibility is required for all reduced fees
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Tickets COMBI Expo DRAFTS + Collection Old Masters

INDIVIDUAL VISITORS

 
Adult 22,00 €
Senior (+65 years) 18,00 €
Adults groups (15 persons, price p.p.) 18,00 €
Students (19-25) 8,00 €
Belgian school teachers, City of Brussels guides (excluding school groups) 8,00 €
One accompanying adult per group of schoolchildren, youth or disadvantaged people 8,00 €
Person with disability / 1 accompanying visitor 8,00 €
Belgian job seekers and integration income beneficiaries 8,00 €
Children and youth in groups (school groups), Art student (-25) 6,00 €
Children aged 0-18 with family, members of ICOM, FPS Science Policy BELSPO staff, press 0,00 €

Friends of the RMFAB

0,00 €
A proof of eligibility is required for all reduced fees
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