Venetian and Flemish Masters from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp on View in Brussels

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BRUSSELS.- Following their initial collaboration in 2009, which focused on the collection of the House of Savoy, the museums of Flanders and of northern Italy are once again putting their respective schools of painting into perspective with a stunning selection of pictures. From the 15th to the 18th century, the exhibition presents four centuries of contrast between 15 masterpieces from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp and some fifty paintings from the Accademia Carrara in Bergamo, one of the finest collections of Venetian paintings in existence. Venetian and Flemish Mastersis organised chronologically in four sections, one for each century; within each section, four major themes are highlighted – the portrait, saints in a natural setting, the sacred and the profane, and panoramic views. In thequattrocento Bellini’s portraits influenced Van Eyck, while th