Phoebus Focus XXXII: Kursaal and Promenade - Anne Adriaens-Pannier

Léon Spilliaert (1881-1946) and Atmospheric Solitude by the Sea


Phoebus Focus XXXII A lone walker at dawn in Ostend, Léon Spilliaert (1881-1946) is entranced by the bleak and ominous desolation of the promenade. A fascination with spatiality and the expression of infinity underlie the numerous dyke scenes Spilliaert created between 1907 and 1909, heralding a unique, formal innovation. Learn more about the compelling Kursaal and Promenade that is the centrepiece of this Phoebus Focus .
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