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Anniversary's photos - 130 years





Pictures of the 130th anniversary of the "Institut Supérieur de Peinture Van der Kelern-Logelain".

The event took place at the BOZAR, Saturday 15 December 2012 at 8p.m..

At the end of 2009, the long expected book "Decorative Painting the Van Der Kelen Way" has been published.
This book is the result of several years of research and collaboration with Mr Jacques Moulin, Chief Architect for Historical Monuments, France; Prof. Dr. Ir. Hans Beeckman, Senior Scientist at the Royal Museum for Central Africa, Belgium; Prof. Eric Groessens, Ph.D. Professor at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, Head of research at the Royal Institute of Natural Sciences, Belgium and Sylvie Van der Kelen, Art Historian.
This work aims a specialized public such as architects, the national heritage services, decorators, antiquaries and all people interested in fine arts.
It has lifted up the veil of the mystery of woodgraining and marbling painted on the walls for ages, and gives a new dimension to this kind of decoration maybe too much undervalued in our days.

Denise Van Der Kelen, Decorative Painting the Van Der Kelen way, P.301, Edition Vial, 2009

C o n t e n t s:

Part I: The History of Decorative Painting
   The lesson of antiquity
   From the Renaissance to the 19th century
   The origin of present-day techniques
   Decorative projects

Part II:The Van Der Kelen School
   A long loyalty to tradition
   The school today
   The teaching

Part III: Woodgraining and marbling
      The language of wood
      Examples from nature
      The technique of wood-graining

      Knowledge of marble
      Examples from nature
      The technique of marbling