More on Leon Spilliaert

There are some artists that I just connect with and Belgian artist Leon Spilliaert is one of them. 

Found this chilling little film that beautifully captured the melancholy stillness of his work, particularly the landscapes.

https://youtu.be/iNt1jtm2Pm8

A small selection: 

And an excellent article from Apollo magazine 

http://www.apollo-magazine.com/in-search-of-leon-spilliaert-in-ostend/

Haunting Symbolism:Leon Spilliaert

Just discovered this Belgian artist who combined the worlds of symbolism and expressionism in an oeuvre filled with melancholy, haunting landscapes and solitary figures.

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These two are quite beautiful and might just persuade me to put Brussels on my list for this year where most of his works are held.

This man is worth getting to know in more depth and these sites are a good starting point.

Leon Spilliaert at Fine Arts, Brussels

The Art of Leon Spilliaert

Les Silences de Spilliaert