The Rubens exhibition is being held at the Palais des Beaux Arts, otherwise known as BOZAR, a grand projet designed by Victor Horta just after the first world war as part of the Mont des Arts for music, theatre, art, film and exhibitions, a wonderful multi-disciplinary mélange as if the Royal Academy had mated with the Barbican and South Bank.   What was clear from the discussion over lunch was that it has an obviously European dimension, viewing itself as a collaborative international cultural project.

These are details of Horta’s building:





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