Visual arts

Flanders has an old tradition of depicting and developing new visual arts. This is no different today: our artists are among the best in the world and our art work is known worldwide. The gallery world is flourishing (with Brussels as the beating heart) and institutes and organisations -large and small - have been founded in recent decades.

From van Eyck to Tuymans, a centuries’ long tradition of visual artists

In our region there is a centuries’ long predominant tradition of visual artists that have a great impact on the art production of their time and who continue to inspire the artists and worldwide public for generations to come. For example, one needs only to think of Jan Van Eyck, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Peter Paul Rubens, Sir Anthony van Dyck and more recently James Ensor, Constant Permeke or René Magritte.

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The organisation caters to both national and international professional arts audiences. The organisation is known as Kunstenpunt to national audiences. The institute is the contact point for foreign art professionals in search of information on the visual and performing arts and on music in Flanders.