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Stanley Kubrick Photographer

Stanley Kubrick Photographer
21.03 > 1.07.2012

Portrait of America
The exhibition presents the first creative steps of Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999), one the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century.  Kubrick explored all the resources of photographic means and its possibilities of representation, revealing a unique talent to express the psychological aspects of his subjects and allowing the viewer of the picture to form a personal interpretation of the characters portrayed.
In 1945, at the age of 17 only, Kubrick was hired by LOOK magazine in New York and worked for five years as a photographer. He documented the daily life of America in the early post-WWII period – a central theme in his work.
This idea was the key inspiration of our presentation, resulting in a display based upon the narrative qualities of the photographs.

Painting, a wealth of experience
Kubrick’s photographic work reflects his strong sense of composition, in which photography is more than just an instant of reality. With an instinctive aptitude for the cinematic language, he elaborates a new concept of photography: telling stories just from photos.

To this purpose, Kubrick never failed to refer to the wealth of experience that painting represented.


-Museum of ancient art and of modern art

-Admission: 9 € / free for under 18 accompanied by a parent > Online ticketting

-Closed on Mondays and 1 May

-Guided tours (only by Educateam) :
SCHOOL: 1h30 / guide: 60 € (weekend 65 €) (max 12 students/guide), admission: 2,5 €
ADULTS: 1h30 / guide: 65 € (weekend 80 €) (max 15 people/guide), admission: 6,5 € (less than 15 people: 9 €)
+ Additional charge for foreign language : 12,5 €
Information and booking: reservation@fine-art-museum.be

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