The Last Supper Museum M (c)www.Lukasweb.be-Art in Flanders vzw photo Hugo Maertens, http://www.lukasweb.be/en/photo/altarpiece-of-the-holy-sacrament-0

The paintings made in the Southern Low Countries during the 15th and early 16th centuries are a particular high point in the history of art. The period saw the rise of a group of artists referred to as the ‘Flemish Primitives’. This group of painters such as Rogier van der Weyden, Hans Memling, Dirk Bouts and Jan van Eyck lived and worked in various flourishing cities like Antwerp, Bruges, Ghent, Leuven, and Brussels. Thanks to their mastery of the new medium of oil paint and their eye for detail, they propelled the art of painting to never before seen levels and changed the course of art history forever. It was a time when commissions not only came from the various courts and religious institutions, but also from cities and their citizenry. For the first time, the painter enjoyed a prominent position in society.

Up to this day we are proud of this incomparable artistic heritage. You can admire the legacy of the Flemish Primitives in numerous museums all over Flanders. The most important ones are the Royal Museums of Fine Arts in Antwerp and Brussels and the Groeningemuseum in Bruges. Aside from those also the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent, Museum M, Mayer van den Bergh and the museum Saint John’s Hospital have a range of works by the Flemish Primitives.

Man with the Roman coin

Man with the Roman coin (c) KMSKA www.lukasweb.be -Art in Flanders vzw photo Hugo Maertens, http://www.lukasweb.be/en/photo/man-with-a-roman-coin-0
Hans Memling
Collection; KMSKA
Copyright: Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen ©www.Lukasweb.be- Art in Flanders VZW, photo Hugo Maertens

The Seven Sacraments

The Seven Sacraments (c)KMSKA www.lukasweb.be ) art in Flanders vzw photo Hugo Maertens, http://www.lukasweb.be/en/photo/the-seven-sacraments
Rogier vander Weyden
Collection;KMSKA
Copyright: Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen ©www.Lukasweb.be- Art in Flanders VZW, photo Hugo Maertens

Portrait of Philippe de Croÿ

Portrait of Phillippe de Croy KMSKA (c)www.Lukasweb.be-Art in Flanders VZW photo Hugo Maertens, http://www.lukasweb.be/en/photo/portrait-of-philippe-de-croy-0
Rogier vander Weyden
Collection; KMSKA
Copyright: Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen ©www.Lukasweb.be- Art in Flanders VZW, photo Hugo Maertens

The Last Supper

The Last Supper Museum M(c)www.Lukasweb.be-Art in Flanders vzw photo Hugo Maertens, http://www.lukasweb.be/en/photo/altarpiece-of-the-holy-sacrament-0
Dirk Bouts
Collection; Museum M Leuven
Copyright: Museum M Leuven ©www.Lukasweb.be- Art in Flanders VZW, photo Hugo Maertens
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