Anthony Aro sculptures in the van Buuren's Museum gardens

01/05/2017 - 08/10/2017

The van Buuren Museum, in collaboration with the Caro Studio, has decided to exhibit the work of a major name, not only in English sculpture, but also on the international stage: Anthony Caro (1924-2013). The artist’s sculptures will grace this stunning setting during the spring and summer of 2017.
Even though modern and contemporary sculpture follows in the footsteps of the previous centuries, there is one significant difference: it has become autonomous and no longer fulfils a specific function. Modern-day artists express themselves in all freedom. Anthony Caro, much acclaimed for his innovative approach of removing the sculpture from its plinth and encouraging direct interaction between viewers and the work, exemplifies this trend magnificently. He saw sculpture as a form of art that opens up onto space.
Visitors will have an opportunity to lose the world in the paths of the park’s Labyrinth, to peacefully meditate in the Jardin du Cœur, both designed by René Pechère, and to explore the marvellously picturesque garden or stroll through the recently restored rose gardens Jules Buyssens originally created.
Lastly, make sure to call into the David and Alice van Buuren House Museum: a unique collection of Art Deco furniture, signed tapestries, sculptures and paintings by Belgian and international masters from the 15th to the 20th century, all left in situ in the intimate setting of a private dwelling.

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