Space Art



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SPACE ART - Van Hoeydonck

Paul Van Hoeydonck (°1925) is a Belgian artist. He worked as a sculptor, painter, draftsman, collage artist and graphic artist.

In 1959 Paul Van Hoeydonck exhibited together with Guy Vandenbranden at the Galleria Pater in Milan. In this avant-garde gallery, Van Hoeydonck and Vandenbranden get to know international artists such as Lucio Fontana and Piero Manzoni personally.

During the 1960s he is best known for his international appreciation for his signature Space Art.
His later assemblage work also has links with Pop Art and Nouveau Réalisme. Van Hoeydonck's artistic practice is determined by his interest in the future, utopia and the cosmic.

He gained this interest with his knowledge of the past: Van Hoeydonck obtained a degree in art history at the Art Historical Institute in Antwerp. Throughout his entire oeuvre we therefore find an interaction between the old and the new. Robots, planets and spaceships are recurring progression. He gave the planets and constellations a place in his paintings. In 1971 his artwork figurine 'Fallen Astronaut' was placed on the moon by the astronauts of Apollo 15. This is the only work of art that is in space. The Fallen Astronaut is said to have been a tribute to the astronauts and cosmonauts who died during ‘the Race to the moon’. However, this was not the original intention: Paul van Hoeydonck preferred not to call his moon statue Fallen Astronaut, because the statue had to represent the whole of mankind, and not only the deceased astronauts and cosmonauts.
The goal was to place the figurine upright on the lunar surface, not lying on the back. Furthermore, CDR David Scott and LMP James Irwin of Apollo 15 placed near the statue a plate with the names of the astronauts who passed away.

Paul Van Hoeydonck is considered an ‘archeologist of the future’ with a genius and undeniable contribution to the 20th Century art history.



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Private bathroom with rain shower

Coffee machine and kettle

Flat-screen TV


Air conditioning

Private bathroom with rain shower

Coffee machine and kettle

Flat-screen TV



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Iron and ironing board

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