Painting of the 15th and early 16th Century in the Southern Low Countries is a brilliant high point in the history of art. These painters are generally referred to as the 'Flemish primitives'.
The works of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c. 1525/1530-1569) are part of several international museum collections and cover an extensive number of themes: the rustic and folkloric life, epic (winter) landscapes, seascapes and religious-moralistic or humanistic inspired works.
The website 'Baroque in the Southern Netherlands' opens up one of our most important art historical collections worldwide.
James Ensor (1860-1949) is a pioneer of modernism in Belgium. Discover the life and work of the artist.
George Minne (1866-1941) holds a distinct place in European symbolism as a sculptor, draftsman and graphic artist. Explore his fascinating oeuvre.
'Abstract Modernism in Belgium' tells the story of the pioneers of Abstract Art in the first half of the Twentieth Century up to the end of the 1970s. Abstract Modernism in Belgium experiences a complex development with many twists and plot developments.