Friday, July 21, 2017

Belgium's oldest psychiatric hospital

Creativity is a magical mix of ideas that might not obviously belong together. I have had a chance to visit the exhibition and see art that has brought me surprise and joy.

First, I was surprised to see the work of US artist Tim Brown. Surprised, because it reminded me of one my favorites, Bill Taylor. Here compare them:
Tim Brown

Bill Taylor

Both artist are form the south and obviously the stylistic similarities make me wonder of their origins/ influences.

Next I was captured by the intricate world of the Jean-Pierre Nadau world.

This one needs a closer view.

Finally another version of the famous Ghent altar piece that is still being restored.

A nice selection all together to explore and don't ignore the history of the hospital exhibition while you are there.