20/10/2023 - 14/01/2024

M Leuven will present a comprehensive retrospective dedicated to Dieric Bouts starting this autumn. Bouts was a Flemish 15th-century painter from Haarlem who settled in Leuven, where he found his creative haven and gained recognition for his various masterpieces. The emotional depth, attention to detail, and masterful use of light and shadow defined Bouts’ enduring legacy.

Furthermore, the exhibition thoroughly revisits these five-century-old masterpieces by confronting them with contemporary visual culture, allowing for new perspectives of looking at art and image-makers.

Following in his father’s footsteps, Albrecht Bouts also contributed significantly to the art world. One of his works in our collection depicts the head of John the Baptist on a platter. Bouts’ masterful craftsmanship is a testament to his artistic prowess and ability to convey profound themes with remarkable technical skill.

Albrecht Bouts, Head of John the Baptist on a Charger, c.1495-1500

Curious about the life and legacy of Dieric Bouts? Discover DIERIC BOUTS. Creator of images from the 20th of October 2023 at M Leuven. The exhibition runs until the 14th of January 2024.