The Flemish Masters welcome you

Make sure Flanders is on your travel agenda. As we speak, Flanders is putting the spotlight on the Flemish Masters: Rubens, Bruegel and van Eyck. Flanders is celebrating them festively with a wide range of activities and events.

Visit our Art cities: Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, Ghent, Leuven, Mechelen, and many more locations.

The Flemish Masters welcome you

Make sure Flanders is on your travel agenda. As we speak, Flanders is putting the spotlight on the Flemish Masters: Rubens, Bruegel and van Eyck.

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Flanders is celebrating them festively with a wide range of activities and events.

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Flemish Masters

Discover Flanders.
These guides, painted by the Flemish masters, will show you the best places to visit.

Yesterday was ideal for booking a trip to Flanders, but you're in luck – so is today! The unique Flemish Masters programme is running as we speak.

Who are the Flemish Masters?

Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640)

Peter Paul Rubens is widely known as a successful artist, but he was also an esteemed diplomat, polyglot and art collector. His brilliant spirit lives on in the city of Antwerp today, not just in its baroque paintings and architecture, but also as an inspiration for contemporary artists. In 2018, the city of Antwerp will celebrate its baroque cultural heritage and the Baroque lifestyle that is undeniably part of the city’s DNA.

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Peter Paul Rubens

Assumption of the Virgin Mary - © www.lukasweb.be - Art in Flanders vzw

Pieter Bruegel (1525 - 1569)

Pieter Bruegel the Elder is largely responsible for the creation of Flanders’ national psyche and collective consciousness as hard working yet bon vivant. In Flanders, you can still find the beautiful landscapes, picturesque villages and the ‘joie de vivre’ that Bruegel painted so beautifully. But Flanders and the works of Bruegel are much more than that. 2019 is the time to find out just how much more there is to be discovered about Bruegel. Flanders will celebrate the 450th anniversary of the Master’s death with all the honours he deserves : an impressive series of exhibitions and events will showcase what an exceptional artist he was.

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Pieter Bruegel

Hunters in the snow (Winter) - © Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Jan van Eyck (1390 - 1441)

Since its completion in 1432, millions of visitors from all over the world have travelled to Ghent to admire the altarpiece ‘The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb’ by Jan and Hubert van Eyck. But for more than four hundred years, we haven’t actually been looking at the real van Eyck, but at layers and layers of paint on top of the real thing. In 2020, the restored altarpiece is finally coming home to the Saint Bavo’s Cathedral in Ghent. There is simply no valid excuse in the world to miss the chance to see this iconic and legendary masterpiece.

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Jan van Eyck

The Ghent Altarpiece / The Adoration of the Sacred Lamb (Angels singing) - © Sint-baafskathedraal - gent - © www.Lukasweb.Be - art in flanders vzw