If anyone fancies a bit of travelling this Summer, I’d like to draw your attention to a comment from our “Low Countries correspondent” which might be of interest:
Until 23 August 2009 there’s a major retrospective dedicated to the Belgian artist Alfred Stevens at the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels. Stevens was a contemporary of the Pre-Raphaelites and often painted similar subjects. His later work is more related to Whistler. You can find all the practical details on how to visit the show here.
Definitely worth taking the Eurostar for!
PS: When you’re at the RMFAB in Brussels, don’t forget to have a look at their most prized possesion, Burne-Jones’ The Wedding of Psyche.