M HKA gaat digitaal

Met M HKA Ensembles zetten we onze eerste échte stappen in het digitale landschap. Ons doel is met behulp van nieuwe media de kunstwerken nog beter te kaderen dan we tot nu toe hebben kunnen doen.

We geven momenteel prioriteit aan smartphones en tablets, m.a.w. de in-museum-ervaring. Maar we zijn evenzeer hard aan het werk aan een veelzijdige desktop-versie. Tot het zover is vind je hier deze tussenversie.

M HKA goes digital

Embracing the possibilities of new media, M HKA is making a particular effort to share its knowledge and give art the framework it deserves.

We are currently focusing on the experience in the museum with this application for smartphones and tablets. In the future this will also lead to a versatile desktop version, which is now still in its construction phase.

Exhibition: Alfons Hoppenbrouwers – Harmonic Sequences

M HKA, Antwerp

19 January 2019 - 05 May 2019

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The life and work of Alfons Hoppenbrouwers (1930-2001), member of the Congregation of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, is characterized by great social and pedagogical engagement, coupled with an artistic and culture-based vision. In addition to being an architect, teacher and co-founder of the Sint-Lukas archive, he was also a visual artist. Out of his interest in Gestalt psychology, baroque music and architecture, Hoppenbrouwers developed geometric work in which he investigated how abstract oppositions - figure versus background - and cognitive arrangements of complex mathematical calculations generate form and arrange colour in the flat plane of plastic spatiality.

Harmonische reeksen presents a selection of geometric-abstract paintings in which musical compositions are converted into a mathematical-based visual language.

Hoppenbrouwers' work is based on architecture, number ratios and sequences, matrices and the music of Bach and Ockeghem. His oeuvre consists almost entirely of square paintings made with acrylic paint on fibreboard. Hoppenbrouwers painted juxtaposed colour surfaces without visible brushstrokes and shunned any form of formal hierarchy. Both the acrylic paint on the fibreboard and his use of colour create an illusion of transparency, entirely blurring the appearance of foreground and background. As a starting point for his work, Hoppenbrouwers set up a system of proportions and color-coding from which the final painting is developed.

 

"Do not search behind the appearances; they themselves arte the mystery." (Goethe) "Are they ?" (Alfons Hoppenbrouwers)

 

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>Alfons Hoppenbrouwers, AH0296 409, acrylic on hardboard, 1996

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>View of the studio of Alfons Hoppenbrouwers in 2001.

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>View of the studio of Alfons Hoppenbrouwers in 2001.

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>View of the studio of Alfons Hoppenbrouwers in 2001.

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>Read here the statement by Alfons Hoppenbrouwers about the square, geometric abstract work, acrylic colors and philosophy!

>Text about the life and work of Alfons Hoppenbrouwers.

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> Alfons Hoppenbrouwers, AH0296 409 - Tegengestelde harmonische rijen, 1996. Painting, acrylic on hardboard, 100 x 100 cm.

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> Alfons Hoppenbrouwers, AH0896 428 contrapunt 3 enkelvoudige schroef 1/4, 1996. Painting, acrylic on hardboard, 100 x 100 cm.

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> Alfons Hoppenbrouwers, AH1297 480 - Diatonische toonladders - Pythagoras - gelijkzwevend - Plato, 1997. Painting, acrylic on hardboard, 100 x 100 cm.

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> Alfons Hoppenbrouwers, AH0197 444 2/4 Contrapunt XIV BACH, 1997. Painting, acrylic on hardboard, 100 x 100 cm.

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> Alfons Hoppenbrouwers, AH0197 444 3/4 - Contrapunt XIV BACH, 1997. Painting, acrylic on hardboard, 100 x 100 cm.

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> Alfons Hoppenbrouwers, AH0197 444 4/4 Contrapunt XIV BACH, 1997. Painting, acrylic on hardboard, 100 x 100 cm.

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> Alfons Hoppenbrouwers, AH0897 477 - Harmonische rijen, 1997. Painting, acrylic on hardboard, 100 x 100 cm.

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> Alfons Hoppenbrouwers, AH0797 475 - 4 Variaties op harmonische rij, 1997. Painting, acrylic on hardboard, 100 x 100 cm.

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> Alfons Hoppenbrouwers, AH0397 460 - Ockeghem I, 1997. Painting, acrylic on hardboard, 100 x 100 cm.

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> Alfons Hoppenbrouwers, AH0397 459 - Ockeghem I, 1997. Painting, acrylic on hardboard, 100 x 100 cm.

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> Alfons Hoppenbrouwers, AH0397 461 - Ockeghem I, 1997. Painting, acrylic on hardboard, 100 x 100 cm.

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> Alfons Hoppenbrouwers, AH0597 465 2/3 - Ockeghem II (1497-1997) niet-transparante canon 4x9 stemmen, 1997. Painting, acrylic on hardboard, 100 x 100 cm.

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> Alfons Hoppenbrouwers, Zonder titel, 2001. Painting, acrylic on hardboard, 40 x 40 cm.

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> Alfons Hoppenbrouwers, Zonder titel, 2001. Painting, acrylic on hardboard, 40 x 40 cm.