Royal Art: Jan Fabre, a multidisciplinary artist in the Royal Palace of Belgium

Jan Fabre (born in 1958) is a well known name in the art scene around the world.
He is a Belgian multidisciplinary artist, playwright,stage director, choreographer
and designer.

Jan Fabre at the royal palace in Brussels - own picture taken in 2017

Some history

Jan Fabre studied at the Municipal Institute of Decorative Arts and the
Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Belgium.

Jan Fabre @ Royal Palace in Brussels - own picture taken in 2017


His art

I 'met' his art the first time as student in Ghent. In 2000 he plastered the columns
of the university of Ghent with ... real meat (ham). I found it improbable because
it smelled terrible. But apparently it was art :-)

Jan Fabre at the royal palace in Brussels - own picture


Royal palace

Jan Fabre worked also for the Royal family. Queen Paola of Belgium asked him to
create a piece of art in the royal palace of Brussels. Jan Fabre decorated the ceiling
with one million six hundred thousand jewel-scarab wing cases. This was called the
'Heaven of delight'.

Jan Fabre at the Royal palace in Brussels - own picture

Louvain

In 2017, I saw another work of him: Jan Fabre's Beetle Totem.

Jan Fabre's Beetle Totem in Louvain - own picture taken in 2017


Other works in Belgium

- Malines (1996)
- Flemish parliament
- Nieuwpoort (2006)

and many, many more