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Flanders and Brussels have been the epicentre of art, fashion, design and architecture for centuries. This makes it an exceptionally attractive travel destination for culture lovers. This is especially the case now that Flanders is celebrating its masters, Peter Paul Rubens, Pieter Bruegel the Elder and Jan van Eyck, with numerous activities and exhibitions. However, it’s not just adults that can enjoy the plethora of artistic activities, children can also learn and discover the stories and worlds of these artists in an interactive way.
At the peak of his career, Pieter Bruegel the Elder moved from Antwerp to Brussels because he wanted to be as close as possible to his wealthy clients. One of those clients is highly likely to have been the renowned Cardinal de Granvelle. Not only was he a cunning politician, but he was also one of the biggest art collectors of the day.
In November 2016, David Bowie's art collection was auctioned at Sotheby's in London. The pop icon almost exclusively collected modern art, but he also owned a monumental altarpiece, the "Holy Catharina" by Jacopo Tintoretto (1518-1594). This painting made such a huge impression on Bowie that he even named his record label after it (Tintoretto Music).
Rubens House Antwerp