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Flemish Art History and Sitemap

Flemish painting flourished from the early 15th century until the 17th century, gradually becoming distinct from the painting of the rest of the Low Countries, especially the modern Netherlands.
In the early period, up to about 1520, the painting of the whole area is (especially in the Anglophone world) typically considered as a whole, as Early Netherlandish painting.
This was dominated by the Flemish south, but painters from the north were also important.

Adam de Coster (1586-1643)

Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting, of which Antwerp became the centre, covers the period up to about 1580 or later, by the end of which the north and south Netherlands had become politically separated. Flemish Baroque painting was especially important in the first half of the 17th century, dominated by Rubens.
In theory the term does not refer to modern Flanders but to the County of Flanders and neighbouring areas of the Low Countries such as the Tournaisis and Duchy of Brabant.
However this distinction, well understood in modern Belgium, has always been disregarded by most foreign observers and writers.
Flanders delivered the leading painters in Northern Europe and attracted many promising young painters from other countries.

Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525-1569) | The Tower of Babel, 1563

These painters were invited to work at foreign courts and had a Europe-wide influence. Since the end of the Napoleonic era, Flemish painters have again been contributing to a reputation that had been set by the Old Masters.
The Franco-Flemish School of musical composition flourished beginning at about the same time. | © Wikipedia

Flemish Artists at Tutt'Art@

Adam de Coster | Baroque / Genre painter
Rogier Van Der Weyden | The Descent from the Cross, c. 1435
Sir Peter Paul Rubens | Baroque Era painter
Bartholomaeus Spranger | Mannerist painter
Jan Gossaert | Renaissance painter
Juan de Flandes | Northern Renaissance painter
Robert Campin | Northern Renaissance painter
Quentin Massys | Northern Renaissance painter
Pieter Bruegel the Elder | Northern Renaissance painter
Joachim Patinir | Northern Renaissance painter
Jacob Jordaens | Baroque Era painter ⁽²⁾
Jacob Jordaens | Baroque Era painter
Flemish Artists | Sitemap
Gerard David | Northern Renaissance painter
Adam de Coster | A young woman holding a distaff before a lit candle
Michael Sweerts | Boy in a Turban Holding a Nosegay (1658-1661)
Bartholomeus Spranger | Mannerist painter
Jacob Ferdinand Saeys | Architectural Fantasies painter
Paolo Fiammingo | Mannerist painter
Giambologna | Hercules and the Centaur Nessus, 1599 | Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence
Giambologna | The Rape of Sabine, 1579-83 | Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence
Giambologna | The Appennine Colossus, 1579-1580
Rubens and Brueghel | The Five Senses Allegory | Art workshops
Cornelis de Vos | Mother and child, 1624
Cornelis de Vos | Children portrait, c. 1600
Rogier Van Der Weyden | Northern Renaissance painter
Petrus Christus | Flemish Primitives
Sir Anthony Van Dyck | Baroque Era painter

Giambologna ~ The Rape of Sabine, 1579-83 | Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence
Giambologna | The Rape of Sabine, 1579-83 | Loggia dei Lanzi, Florence

George Lundeen, 1948 ~ Figurative sculptor

Michael Sweerts | Boy in a Turban Holding a Nosegay, (1658-1661) | Museo Thyssen