The Cultural Heritage in Flanders extends back centuries. Numerous prominent artists in Flanders have made a lasting impact on European art and inspired painters from around the world: from Jan van Eyck, Hans Memling, Pieter Bruegel I, Peter Paul Rubens, Sir Anthony van Dyck, Jacob Jordaens to – more recently – James Ensor, Constant Permeke or Magritte.
From the Flemish Primitives …
In the 15th Century, the Flemish Primitives were amongst the first artists in Europe to paint an extremely detailed vision of the world around them. Pieter Bruegel I, for example, is best known for his seasonal landscapes and the seemingly comical depiction of peasant life. The Baroque of the 17th Century also yielded several important Masters that have solidified Flanders’ place in the history of art.
… to Contemporary Architecture
Flanders is also renowned for its wide array of historic buildings and exciting examples of state-of-the-art contemporary architecture and a mixture of both: historic buildings as well as breweries, convents and 19th century industrial sites have been converted into modern meeting venues, making them perfect for your special events, meetings, congresses and conventions.