Musée royal des Beaux-Arts : Michelin's recommendations
The Royal Fine Arts Museum is housed in a 19C building. Its façade of Corinthian columns is topped by bronze carriages by Vinçotte and decorated with four allegorical figures representing architecture, painting, sculpture and engraving. The museum has an exceptional collection of paintings and sculptures. The staircase is decorated with works by Nicaise De Keyser telling the story of painting in Antwerp. The section devoted to old painting (1300-1800) includes work by Flemish and foreign artists such as Jean Fouquet (Virgin Mary Surrounded by Red and Blue Angels), Jean Clouet (portraits), Lucas Cranach the Elder (Charity), J Van Eyck (Sainte Barbe), Van der Weyden (Triptych of the Seven Sacraments), J Patinir (Escape to Egypt), J Metsys (Portrait of Judith), Pourbus (portraits), Jordaens and the Bruegel family. One room is devoted to Rubens, the master of Antwerp Baroque style. You can follow the development of his art from the Baptism of Christ (painted in Italy) to The Adoration of the Magi. In the collection of modern paintings, you will see the development of neo-Classical, (Ingres, David), Romantic (Wappers) and Realist (Leys) movements. The museum also has work by Fauvists (R Wouters), Expressionnists (Permeke), Constructivists (Servrancks, Peeters) and Surrealists (Magritte).
- Address : Leopold-de-Waelplaats B - 2000 Antwerpen2000Antwerpen
- Phone : 032387809
- Website : http://www.kmska.be