Jordaens and the Antique



Through a series of masterworks by Jacques Jordaens, selected from the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and the Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel in Germany, the current exhibition provides a never-before-seen vision of Jordaens's work from the vantage point of the classical tradition.

The exhibition is separated into nine chronological and thematic sections, showing Jordaens's artistic development as a witness to the wealth of Antiquity's literary and artistic heritage. These range from his initial training in Antwerp to his exploration of specific themes such as Aesop's tale of 'The Satyr and the Peasant', the cornucopia and fertility in Antiquity, 'bacchanales' and richly-coloured tapestries. Thanks to the collaboration of the partner institutions, visitors are treated to paintings, drawings, tapestries and sculptures from major museums grouped around the theme of Antiquity.

Practical informations


Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Rue de la Régence, 3
1000 Brussels
+32 2 508 32 11


Tuesday to Sunday – 10 a.m to 5 p.m.
Closed on Mondays.


Adults € 9    
Seniors, adult groups (≥ 15 people), holders of a Thalys proof € 6,5    
Students (-26), school groups € 2,5    
Friends of the Museums, disabled and companion, teachers, unemployed,- 18 years, children under 12 years (accompanied by an adult) Free