Antwerp has a long history when it comes to graphic art, it's going back for centuries. There is also a tradition of printmaking in Antwerp. Pieter Bruegel the Elder and his offspring are evidence of this, but also the printers Christoffel Platijn and Jan Moretus. Illustrative art gave the possibility of bringing a message across through art.
Since June 2017 you can visit Museum De Reede a museum about graphic artworks. 'Museum De Reede' is comprised in particular of works by three masters of graphic art: Francisco Goya, Félicien Rops, and Edvard Munch. The collection is made up of works on paper: lithographs, engravings, etchings, wood prints, and drawings by more than a dozen artists from seven countries, three continents, and covering five centuries from the 17th to the 21st.
The core of the collection is around 150 works by three of the greatest engravers of all time; three artists who each have mankind as their subject. Francisco Goya and Félicien Rops concentrate on their fellow man and the dissection of society, while Edvard Munch turned to his own interior life.
The museum does not receive any allowances and is entirely reliant on its own income to cover its costs. Want to see a unique collection? Go and visit the 'Museum De Reede' You can find the museum at this address: Ernest van Dijckkaai 7, Antwerp.
More about the museum: https://museum-dereede.com/en/