The man at the window

Have you ever stayed by your window, observing what’s happening outside?

This is what “the man at the window” is doing. The painter, Henri de Braekeleer, not only depicts a man contemplating what’s outside of the window but also evokes his inner state, without even showing his face.  While this man stood in apparent solitude (in that specific moment), which is highlighted by the absence of furniture, we can try to understand what’s outside that window: a buzzing city with plenty of noises?  A calm urban morning with no one around?

What we can really say about this painting, is that de Brakeleer is depicting an inner experience in a very intimate interior, to which anybody could relate. 

You can find this painting at the Fin de Siècle Museum in Brussels.

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