All for beauty
The town hall of Saint-Gilles/Sint-Gillis is a work of art that is itself home to a number of masterpieces. For its designers, art and beauty were essential for the triumph of light and civilisation. Great artists were therefore commissioned to give shape to this magnificent living museum, the setting for the most beautiful expression of monumental art from the early 20th century. The statues on the façade are an open book of different values, the representation of a society founded on progress and civilisation.
For Heritage Days, a collection of certain works, including some by Pierre Paulus, will be on display and the building’s offices opened which, like a cabinet of curiosities, also contain a series of masterpieces.
Different guided tours focusing on the artists of the town hall will be proposed:
In cooperation with the municipality of Saint-Gilles/Sint-Gillis.
- Murals (Khnopff, Ciamberlani, Dierickx, etc.), with Jacqueline Guisset, art historian and expert in monumental art: Sat. & Sun. at 12h30, 14h30 and 16h00 (duration: 30 min.)
- A number of paintings by Pierre Paulus, with René Paulus (the artist’s grandson): Sat. & Sun. at 11h00 and 12h00 (duration: 30 min.)
- Jef Lambeaux, there and back, with Philippe Leclercq, an expert on and major enthusiast of Jef Lambeaux: Sat. & Sun. at 14h00 and 15h00 (duration: 30 min.)
- The statues on the façade, an image of society, with Pierre Dejemeppe: Sat. & Sun. at 14h30 and 15h30 (duration: 30 min.)
- The mayor’s office, with Charles Picqué, the current mayor: Sat. & Sun. at 11h30 and 12h30 (duration: 30 min.)