Belgium has made a significant contribution to the evolution of world art, and continues to do so. At the crossroads of different cultures, the country has experienced most of the major European artistic trends.But Belgium has also innovated. On several occasions, the country has been at the forefront of the European scene, and artists such as Van Eyck, Bruegel, Rubens, Jordaens, Memling, or Magritte are recognized by all as masters. You will be struck by the recurrence of Art Nouveau - born in Belgium at the end of the 19th century, which takes place in Brussels, particularly around the Maison Horta - and Art Deco, from which Victor Horta himself was inspired at the beginning of the 20th century to design the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. Charleroi's town hall is also a reference in Art Deco. Belgian museums are full of treasures from Flemish primitive art, the Renaissance, the Counter-Reformation or Surrealism, but also from contemporary art and modernism.
Comic strips :
It's bubbling funny in Belgium. The most famous French-speaking comic strips come from it. Some evocative names: Hergé (Tintin), Editions Casterman, Jean Dupuis, Spirou, Boule and Bill, and more recently Philippe Geluck (Le Chat). All of them have the "flat country" as their temple. The Belgian capital is home to the Belgian Comic Strip Centre and numerous murals depicting comic strip heroes, and a Hergé museum has opened in Louvain-la-Neuve. Finally, with nearly 700 comic book authors, Belgium is undoubtedly the country with the most drawers per square kilometre.