|Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium : Visit Guide |
- train : gare centrale
- bus : 20, 38, 60, 71, 95, 96
- tram : 92, 93, 94
- métro : line 1
|Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium : Description |
The Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium (Les Musées royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique / Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van België), is one of the most famous museums in Belgium. It is situated in the capital Brussels in the downtown area on the Coudenberg. There are four museums connected with the Royal Museum, and two of them (the Museum of Ancient Art and the Museum of Modern Art), are in the main building. The other two (the Museum Constantin Meunier and the Antoine Wiertz Museum) are dedicated to specific Belgian artists, are much smaller, and are located at different points in the city.
The Royal Museum contains over 20,000 drawings, sculptures, and paintings, which date from the early 15th century to the present. The museum has an extensive collection of Flemish painting, among them paintings by Brueghel and Rogier van der Weyden, Robert Campin (the Master of Flémalle), Anthony van Dyck, and Jacob Jordaens. The museum is also proud of its "Rubens Room", which houses more than 20 paintings by the artist. The Museum also houses the famous painting 'The Death of Marat' by Jacques-Louis David.
|Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Belgium : History |
Founded two centuries ago, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium hold some twenty thousand paintings, sculptures and drawings. Located in Brussels, they consist of the Ancient Art Museum (XV - XVII century), the Modern Art Museum (XIX XX century), the Wiertz Museum and the Meunier Museum.