WORKS OF THE ROYAL MUSEUMS OF FINE ARTS OF BELGIUM TO SEE
The works of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are 20,000 and belong to all historical periods from the 15th century onwards, and are divided into different collections: the Musée Old Masters Museum, the Musée Modern Museum, the Musée Fin-de-Siècle, and the near Musée Magritte Museum. And there are also the Musée Meunier and the Muséee Wiertz Museum that are smaller and located in separated buildings.
Works of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
The works of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium are part of a museum network made up of different collections and is Belgium’s most important art collection.
The most important part of the works of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium consists of Flemish paintings with masterpieces by Bruegel, Rogier van der Weyden, and Antoon van Dyck. An entire room is dedicated to Rubens and many works will leave you speechless.
WORKS OF THE ROYAL MUSEUMS OF FINE ARTS OF BELGIUM YOU MUST SEE
The Fall of the Rebel Angels by Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1562)
At the centre of the painting the archangel Michael is driving the angels that rebelled against God out of heaven. Some angelical creatures dressed in white are helping him; while the rebels turn into devils, demons and animal-like creatures such as reptiles, insects, shellfish, amphibians, and mammals.
A complex masterpiece you can observe in detail thanks to an immersive video which is the result of the collaboration between Google and the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.
The Death of Marat by Jacques-Louis David (1793)
It’s a painting describing the tragedy of the French revolution and at the same time the heroism of one of the men symbol of a crucial historic moment for France and the mankind. Marat in order to stand for his ideals decided to sacrifice his own life, and in this painting he turns into a martyr.
The Temptation of St. Anthony by Dalì (1946)
A dream painted or maybe an inspiration coming directly from the view of Bosch’s paintings loved by Salvador Dalì. It’s certainly a masterpiece in which the figure of the saint is re-elaborated and renovated.
The painting depicts the vision of St. Anthony, who tries to ward it off by using a cross. The scene is dominated by the figures of a horse and some elephants with very long legs.
If you’re planning a visit to Belgium and the museums of its capital, have a look at the museums to see in Brussels.