Het Kunstuur Mechlin 3 from 16/10/21 till 30/04/22

The third exhibition of The Art Hour can be visited from 16th October 2021 until 30th April 2022. New paintings, new narrators and new stories. The concept stays the same: Belgian painter artists from the period 1850-1950 with stories told by Flemish celebrities and lesser-known celebrities accompanied by music from Dirk Brossé.

The third exhibition can be visited from 16/10/21 till 30/04/22
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"How can you put that chaos on a small painting?"


Storytelling by Joost and Hans Bourlon, initiators of The Art Hour

Joost and Hans tell a story about Frits Van den Berghe's painting 'The painter' (1916).

"I liked the painting so much that I became an art collector."


Storytelling by Karel Robberechts, a retired butcher

Karel tells a story about Prosper De Troyer's painting 'The butcher' (1925).

"The thief who took the truth to his grave."


Storytelling by Martin Van Steenbrugge, ex-undercover agent

Martin tells a story about René Magritte's painting 'Olympia' (1948).

"People will say “I can do that as well”"


Storytelling by Stijn Meuris, musician

Stijn tells a story about Gustave De Smet's painting 'Woman by the window on holiday' (1935).

"At that time I thought, something is about to happen, it's going to be extraordinary..."


Storytelling by Maaike Cafmeyer, actor

Maaike tells a story about Emile Claus' painting 'The communicants' (1893).

"The bicycle meant freedom for women, away from doing laundry."


Storytelling by Saartje Vandendriessche, media figure

Saartje tells a story about Hubert Malfait's painting 'Woman on a bicycle' (1927).

"The boy died because of measles when he was two and a half years old."


Storytelling by Fatma Taspinar, journalist

Fatma tells a story about Constant Permeke's 'Motherhood' (+/- 1924).

"Until the bitter end, to die in the harness, that is how I want to end."


Storytelling by Guido Belcanto, musician

Guido tells a story about Jan Van Beers' 'The fallen star' (1874).

"I have only one photograph with my mother."


Storytelling by Jinnih Beels, politician

Jinnih tells a story about Léon De Smet's 'Mother and child' (1907).

"I was actually born in that painting."


Storytelling by Wim Lybaert, TV presenter

Wim tells a story about Jenny Montigny's 'Children in the flower garden' (1927).

"The Berendries, the Molenberg, that almost determines the Valkenberg."


Storytelling by Herman De Croo, minister of State

Herman tells a story about Modest Huys' 'Spring in Brakel' (1908).

"This beautiful mill isn't here anymore."


Storytelling by Alexander Malomgré, miller

Alexander tells a story about Valerius De Saedeleer's 'Mill in Tiegem' (+/- 1911).

"At that time, London was the most polluted city in the world."


Storytelling by Lia Van Bekhoven, correspondent in London

Lia tells a story about Emile Claus' 'Reflection of the light in the morning on the Thames in London' (1918).

"And suddenly it said, ‘Butchery Gaston Van den Eynde and son’."


Storytelling by Lucas Van den Eynde, actor

Lucas tells a story about Constant Permeke's 'The butcher' (1916).

"I imagine he died without realizing it."


Storytelling by Rudi Vranckx, war correspondent

Rudi tells a story about Alfred Bastien's 'Dead Canadian officer' (1918).

"They told my parents to come and say goodbye."


Storytelling by Wendy Verhees, lawyer

Wendy tells a story about Emile Claus' 'The golden sun' (1922).

Storytelling by Jan Decleir


Jan tells the life story of  Léon Navez with 'The painter and his models' from 1926 and  'The betrothed' from 1930, also the life story of Gustave Van de Woestyne with 'Portret of Antoine Brys' from +/-1916, and 'The deliberately blind man and the cripple who teaches a child how to walk' from 1917 and 'Mother and child' from 1928.


Storytelling by Jan Decleir


Jan tells the life story of Léon Frédéric with 'The betrothed' from +/-1885, the life story of Constantin Meunier with 'Funeral of a trappist' from +/-1860 and the life story of Théo Van Rysselberghe with 'A view on the Isle of Levant from Cap Benat' from 1893, with 'Portrait of Emile Verhaeren' from 1892 and with 'The red sail' from 1910.


Storytelling by Jan Decleir


Jan tells the life story of Anto Carte with 'The pilgrimage to Saint Mary's of the Sea' from 1926, the life story of James Ensor with 'Ensor and the masks' from 1935 and with 'Afternoon in Ostend' from 1881 and the life story of Paul Delvaux with 'The town at dawn' from 1940.