15.09.2012 – 16.12.2012
Eleven guest curators mounted this exhibition. They brought together drawings by old masters and contemporary work, creating surprising thematic links and spotting affinities of style, composition or line across the centuries.
A personal and varied selection
Local people and volunteers with a heart for the museum chose their favourite works. Fashion designer Dries Van Noten, illustrator Kaatje Vermeire, gallery owner Adriaan Raemdonck and illustrator-cartoonist Benoît made selections based on their drawing experience. The specialists Ger Luijten, Professor Katlijne Vander Stighelen and curator Stefaan Hautekeete made their choice with a professional eye. The exhibition grew into a fascinating voyage past islands of personal tastes and preferences.
Drawings are very sensitive to light, which is why they are rarely exhibited. The Soul of the Master was therefore a unique opportunity to admire the most beautiful drawings from the hidden collection of the Print Cabinet.