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Exhibition - Fernand Khnopff (1858 - 1921)

Exhibition - Fernand Khnopff (1858 - 1921)

Until 03/17/2019


The exhibition brings together around one hundred emblematic examples of the complex aesthetic of …

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The exhibition brings together around one hundred emblematic examples of the complex aesthetic of Fernand Khnopff, who was a painter, draftsman, engraver, sculptor and the stage director of his personal work. The artist toys with themes, from portraits to dreamlike memories, from fantasy to the nude, and invites reverie and a meditation on identity. Khnopff’s major works are counterpointed with those of artistic contemporaries, from Gustave Moreau to Klimt and Von Stuck, which allows situating him in the context of fin-de-siècle Europe.

The exhibition design attempts to re-create the initiatory pathway of the false dwelling that served as his workshop, like the one in Stoclet Palace in Brussels, where Belgian and Viennese aesthetics merged. Non-chronological, it presents instead the major themes that permeate Khnopff’s work: from landscapes, portraits of children and reveries inspired by the Flemish Primitives to memories of Bruges-la-Morte and the complex use of photography, all the way to personal mythologies under the sign of Hypnos.

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Opening days and times

  • Open every day except Mondays, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and until 9:00 pm on Fridays.

  • Entrance ticket valid for 1 hour. Stay as long as you like.

  • Closed on Mondays and on bank holidays (25 December and 1 January)

  • Entry valid for one hour, stay as long as you like.

Tickets and prices

  • Free for visitors under 18, unemployed persons and welfare beneficiaries.

  • Reduced-price tickets for sale only at the museum: Young people: from 18 to 26 years, Paris Family Pass and “large family” card, Teachers and Educational Staff (teachers and researchers working in educational institutions), Senior visitors with a “Navigo-Améthyste-Emeraude” card.


  • Due to the Vigipirate plan, “attack alert” level, no suitcases, travel bags or large (hiking-type) backpacks may be brought into the museum or left in the cloakroom.

  • Only small travel bags or backpacks under A3 size will be accepted at the cloakroom. The museum’s security staff may take any additional measures it deems necessary without first informing guests.



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