Exactly a hundred years ago, Paul-Gustave Van Hecke and André De Ridder met in their endeavor to promote and sell the work of our exiles. The Sélection art dealership and the magazine of the same name aimed to obtain public recognition. In the late summer of 1920, Sélection Atelier d'Art Contemporain opened in Brussels. Invited to the exhibition were Pablo Picasso, James Ensor, Gust. De Smet and Constant Permeke.
The success of the Sélection movement in the 1920s also had a profound effect on the fame of the artist village of Sint-Martens-Latem. Within the metropolitan art circles, the spotlights shone their full lights especially on Constant Permeke, Gust. De Smet and Frits Van den Berghe. While the recent development of the Latem artists in particular bore the admiration of many, some turned to the past, to Sint-Martens-Latem as the immediate and sole source of new art.
This autumn, a hundred years later, Gallery Oscar De Vos is exhibiting paintings of Flemish Expressionism, with masterpaintings by Latem School artists, such as Constant Permeke, Gust. De Smet, Frits Van den Berghe and Hubert Malfait.
An exceptionally small selection of graphic work by Pablo Picasso will be exhibited. During this occasion, 21 original and drawn etchings by Picasso will be presented.
The exhibition 'Flemish Expressionism' runs from 4 December till Sunday 28 February 2021, open Friday, Saterday and Sunday from 2-6 pm.