KHNOPFF, Fernand
(b. 1858, Termonde, d. 1921, Bruxelles)

Listening to Schumann

Oil on canvas, 102 x 117 cm
Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels

In 1883 Khnopff was a founder-member of Les XX, the most avant-garde and internationalist art group in Europe. He designed their logo and exhibited Listening to Schumann (1883), a painting characterized by a Symbolist concern for introspection and an impressionist style indebted to James Ensor's Russian Music (1881).

The painting is signed and dated upper left: FERNAND KHNOPFF 1883.

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