Pieter Jennes' exhibition
Pieter Jennes' work has most recently been displayed during the exhibition Tomorrow is so far away at Sofie Van de Velde in Antwerp, Belgium. The exhibition was open from 21 June 2019 until 24 August 2019.
Historical Context of Belgium
Belgium has been a significant artistic hub since the later part of the nineteenth century. As a small country, bordered by both France and the Netherlands, it has been subjected to significant influence by both the French and Flemish cultures. In the late 19th century, as the period of the avant-garde in Europe began, the Belgian capital of Brussels was a significant centre for the Art Nouveau movement, which included the architect Victor Horta amongst its founders. The Symbolist movement was also an important artistic trend that was greatly influenced by Belgian artists. Key practitioners of this important early precursor to Surrealism include Léon Spilliaert, Jean Delville, Fernand Khnopff and James Ensor.