The sculptural collection of Museum of the Fine Arts (MSK), Gent

The collection of works of Fine Arts Museum in Ghent began to develop quite from a long time and is probably the oldest museum collection in Belgium. But in 1898, exactly one hundred years after the opening of the museum, it was decided to build a new building of the Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG) - Museum of Fine Arts. The new building for the valuable collection was designed by city architect Charles van Rysselberghe around 1900. Between 2003 and 2007 the building was entirely overhauled. It's located in the district of Arts, amidst the marvelous Citadelpark, near the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K).

Since May 2007 the visitors of MSKG can discover the rich collection in its entire splendor, located in over forty halls of the two main floors of the museum. The collection reflects the irresistible wealth and splendor of Flemish art from the Middle Ages to the first half of the 20th century. Among the old masterpieces can see the works of Hieronymus Bosch, three masterpieces by Pieter II Brueghel, Jan II Brueghel, Piter Paul Rubens, Jacques Jordaens, Jan Provoost, Antony van Dyck, Cornelis de Vos, Rogier van der Weyden and many others. A rich collection of paintings, sculptures and drawings allows visitors to enjoy the works of art from various genres and periods (from the 14th century, passing through the glamor of the Golden age of Flemish art and until the mid-20th century) - classicism, realism, romanticism , impressionism, expressionism, symbolism, and until  the surrealism of the 20th century.

An important part of the museum's collection are the sculptural works by different authors, shown in special places in the museum, in the spacious and bright space of the oval part of the museum building, and many others located in the different halls.

Details concerning works that are part of the MSK's sculpture collection and are shown below:
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"Cinderella", marble 1881, Emile Namur (1852-1908)
Purchased at the Salon of Ghent, 1883; MSKG, inv. 1883-O

"The Widow", marble 1890, Domien van den Bossche (1854 - 1906)
Purchased in 1892; MSKG, inv. 1892-G

"Heliotrope", marble 1872, Paul de Vigne (1843-1901)
Purchased in 1903; MSKG, inv. 1903-W

"The Enigma" bronze 1875, Julien Dillens (1849-1904)
Purchased at the Salon of Ghent, 1906; MSKG, inv. 1906-FF

"Captured Woman" plaster, c. 1892, Gustave Kasteleyn (1848-1900)
Purchased at the Salon of Ghent, 1892; MSKG, inv. 1892-H

"The Venusberg" bronze, Egide Rombaux (1865-1942)
Purchased at the Salon of Ghent, 1899; MSKG, inv. 1899-O

"Hero" marble, Hippolyte le Roy (1857-1943)
Purchased at the Salon of Ghent, 1889; MSKG, inv. 1889-I

Source of information: Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG).

Address: MSK, Citadelpark, Fernand Scribedreef 1, 9000 Gent, Belgium

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A part of the Sculptures collection, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

A part of the Sculptures collection, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

The Venusberg by Egide Rombaux, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

Captured Woman by Gustave Kasteleyn, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

A part of the Sculptures collection, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

A part of the Sculptures collection, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

A part of the Sculptures collection, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

The Enigma by Julien Dillens, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

Hero by Hippolyte le Roy, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

Heliotrope by Paul de Vigne, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

A part of the Sculptures collection, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

A part of the Sculptures collection, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

A part of the Sculptures collection, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

A part of the Sculptures collection, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

The Venusberg by Egide Rombaux, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

The Venusberg by Egide Rombaux, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

A part of the Sculptures collection, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

A part of the Sculptures collection, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

A part of the Sculptures collection, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

Cinderella by Emile Namur, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

Cinderella by Emile Namur, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

Heliotrope by Paul de Vigne, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

The Venusberg by Egide Rombaux, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

A part of the Sculptures collection, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

Museum voor Schone Kunsten (Museum of Fine Arts), Gent, Belgium

A part of the Sculptures collection, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

The Venusberg by Egide Rombaux, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

The Venusberg by Egide Rombaux, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

A part of the Sculptures collection, Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent (MSKG), Belgium

Museum voor Schone Kunsten (Museum of Fine Arts), Gent, Belgium

Related links

http://www.mskgent.be/en/exhibitions

http://www.vlaamsekunstcollectie.be/nl/gent_1.aspx

http://www.poppr.be/portfolio/premium/msk+museum+voor+schone+kunsten/