Rik Wouters: A Retrospective

Rik Wouters, Autumn, 1913, oil on canvas, 135.5 × 140.5 cm (Antwerp, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen. © Lukas - Art in Flanders vzw. Photograph: Hugo Maertens)
Rik Wouters, Autumn, 1913, oil on canvas, 135.5 × 140.5 cm (Antwerp, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen. © Lukas - Art in Flanders vzw. Photograph: Hugo Maertens)

Julie Beckers reviews Rik Wouters: A Retrospective at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels, on view through July 2, 2017.

Beckers writes: "[Wouter's] colourful work is characterised by authentic and touchingly simple depictions without hidden iconographical messages. ... Wouters’ strive to develop a strong interest for light in his depictions succeeds in bringing his figurative work to life simply by indicating line and colour."