Flemish art is a style of art that originated in the 15th century in the Netherlands and Belgium. It is characterized by its use of realism, detail, and naturalism. Flemish art is known for its portraits, landscapes, and religious works.
The typical Flemish portrait is characterized by a half-length figure, slightly turned to the side rather than frontally, against a dark neutral background. The faces of the figures are often highly detailed and lifelike, with a focus on the eyes and expressions. The figures may also be holding some symbol, such as a flower or a book, or have some symbol on their face.
Flemish art is also known for its landscapes, which often feature rolling hills, forests, and rivers. These landscapes are often painted in a realistic manner, with an emphasis on detail and naturalism.
Flemish art is also known for its religious works, which often feature scenes from the Bible or from the lives of saints. These works are often highly detailed and realistic, with an emphasis on emotion and expression.
The influence of Flemish art can be seen in the works of many famous painters, such as Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, and Jan van Eyck. The style of Flemish art was later taken hold in Spain for centuries, and can still be seen in the works of many modern painters.