Painting in the 15th and early 16th centuries in the Southern Netherlands is a brilliant highlight of art history. It was an economic and artistic heyday. The so-called 'Flemish primitives' work diligently to depict the visible world in as much detail as possible.
Baroque in the Southern Netherlands
From the early 18th century, the term 'Baroque' is used to describe the imagery of princely absolutism, the Church Counter-Reformation and bourgeois moralism. Baroque art, through its opulence, aims to convince the viewer of the content of a message...
James Ensor's work is extremely varied and, since post-modernism, surprisingly topical again. Ensor is therefore a true 'artist's artist' who has not stolen his international reputation.
George Minne is undoubtedly one of the best-known symbolist sculptors in Europe. With his modern spirituality, he strives for an art that transcends the senses and expresses what moves the soul.
This is the story of the pioneers of abstraction in the first half of the 20th century until its end in the 1970s. Modernism strives for innovation and leads to one of the most important developments in art since the Renaissance.