Léon Spilliaert, master of his own dark univers. I missed the recent exhibition in Brussels, shame on me indeed. But this RTBF documentary tells his story.
The voice-over is weird at first, but there’s just very little video and photomaterial left of Spilliaert, so the makers gave it a bit of an angle, by directing themselves to the artist and by quoting his letters.
Love the part that says: “His face marked by inner tension.”
If anything, Spilliaerts silences are highly uncomforting. Utter brilliance if you ask me.