/ Exhibition Drôles de petites bêtes d'Antoon Krings
From 11 April to 8 September 2019, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs presents an exhibition dedicated to the series Les Drôles de Petites Bêtes created by Antoon Krings, a major artist-illustrator of children’s literature. It will bring together over 500 paintings, art objects, drawings and prints originating from both the museum’s collections and the artist’s personal collection, as well as loans from private individuals and cultural institutions.
The exhibition will be organized around five central themes: flora and fauna, the garden, the Arts & Crafts Movement, animals in literature and the audio-visual adaptation of the world of Les Drôles de Petites Bêtes. Thanks to David Lebreton’s playful and ingenious exhibition design that plays upon scale and sensation, this retrospective – the first to be dedicated to Antoon Krings – will immerse visitors into a world of childhood wonder.