Musée des Beaux-Arts : Michelin's recommendations
This museum lies on the edge of Citadelpark and its fine bandstand (1885). Note the collection of sculptures and Brussels tapestries, but above all the outstanding paintings. In the ancient art section, do not miss old masters such as two paintings by Hieronymus Bosch: St Jerome (an early work) and The Bearing of the Cross, one of his last works, which is extraordinarily modern for the period. The 16C and 17C painting collection concentrates mainly on artists from the former Low Countries, such as P. Brueghel the Younger, F. Pourbus the Elder, Rubens, Jordaens, Frans Hals. The extensive modern painting collection presents a survey of Belgian painting from the 19C to the early 20C. The influence of the French School is illustrated by works from Géricault, Corot, Courbet, Daubigny or T. Rousseau. Belgian Impressionism and Symbolism are present with E. Claus, Van Rysselberghe, Evenepoel, Spilliaert and Khnopff. Note the numerous works by Ensor, as well as sculptures and sketches by Ghent artist George Minne (First St Martens-Latem School). Flemish Expressionism is portrayed by the works of A. Servaes, C. Permeke, G. de Smet, F. van den Berghe and R. Wouters, while International Expressionism is present with Kokoschka, Rouault, Kirchner, Rohlfs and Heckel.
- Address : Fernand Scribedreef 1, Citadelpark B - 9000 Gent9000Gent
- Phone : 092400700
- Website : http://www.mskgent.be
- Prices : 5 € (-26 years old 1 €)
Opening hours :
- daily except Mon 10am-6pm - closed 1 Jan, 24-25 and 31 Dec