Belgian contemporary art galleries

You ought to be familiar with the great Bosch, Bruegel, Rubens, van Dyck, van Eyck, and Magritte from Belgium. Among its many art museums, you will likely find the treasures of these masters! Despite its small size, the nation has had an immense influence within the art world. As one of the earliest Flemish masters, Jan van Eyck often used art as a function of religious allegory. His astute new perspective on such a traditional subject is how he rose to prominence. Often painting rural scenes, Pieter Brugel famously blended Renaissance and traditional styles. His sons, who went on to become artists as well, specialized in decorative still life paintings. Peter Rubens, perhaps the most influential baroque painter, gave birth to the "Rubenesque" female forms. Lastly, René Magritte is unquestionably the most famous Belgian surrealist.  

Belgium's influence on the art world is not limited to the old masters, but only enchanted by them! When visiting Belgian galeries and experiencing Belgian art, expect to see these historical figures gracing the walls of the best institutions. Visit Antwerp, Brussels, Bruges, Ghent, Liège, or Tournai so an unforgettable classical or modern experience! 

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