Before shining with the MUDIA festival this summer, which will put the spotlight on the village of Redu from 23 to 25 July, MUDIA will be making itself heard again by including, from Saturday 10th of April, a masterpiece by Léon Spilliaert in its oeuvre. This is the perfect environment for an exceptional artistic journey that will fun to discover with the family.
After unveiling a work by the Toulouse-Lautrec last spring, MUDIA invites the public to discover another rare gem: an exceptional work by the great Belgian painter Léon Spilliaert (Ostend 1881, Brussels 1946). This work subtly combines watercolor, pastel, colored pencil and ink. It is characterized by the very special style of the artist who resided in the environment of the Symbolists.
The work, entitled “Baigneuse accroupie, jeu d’ombres”, is signed and dates from 1910. It comes from one of the best periods in Léon Spilliaert's career. The woman and the sea view, which expresses a feeling of immense emptiness, are structured by curved lines that go towards abstraction.
During the pandemic, MUDIA is accessible by appointment during all weekends, bank holidays and school holidays. This intimate formula is perfect for a modest visit to the museum. The flow of visitors, organized in small bubbles, gives children and adults the opportunity to try out all the animations and games in the greatest comfort.
Incidentally, the balance after a year of pandemic is surprising: the number of visitors, individually and with the whole family, French-speaking and Dutch-speaking, reached a record during the pandemic! The timeslots will be managed according to a strict rhythm. The MUDIA team works closely with the accommodation sector (mainly gîtes) in the area.