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  NGA - Dutch and Flemish Painting 16th-17th centuries
Flanders remained Catholic and royalist; Flemish artists such as Rubens and Van Dyck glorified the Church and monarchy with grandiose themes, lively compositions, and vivid colors.
In the southern provinces, which remained under the rule of Spanish regents, the Catholic church and the court continued to be the most important patrons of the arts.
The most sought-after Flemish painter of the seventeenth century was Van Dyck's teacher, the scholar, linguist, and diplomat Peter Paul Rubens, who was besieged with commissions from the nobility and religious orders of Europe for portraits, altarpieces, mythological scenes, and allegories.
www.nga.gov /collection/gallery/dutch.htm   (588 words)

  
  Flemish Community
The Flemish Community exercises its powers in the Flemish provinces and in Brussels.
The Flemish Parliament consists of all the Council members directly elected in the Flemish Region and the six Dutch-speaking members of the Brussels-Capital Parliament.
The Flemish Parliament votes on decrees: these are the laws of the Flemish Community and the Flemish Region.
www.belgium.be /eportal/application?languageParameter=en&pageid=contentPage&docId=6646   (275 words)

  
  Flemish Literature - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Flemish Literature, literature of the historic Flanders region, written in the Dutch language (known in the region by its cultural name, the...
Flemish Language, territorial name for the Dutch language spoken in historic Flanders, a region mostly comprising the northern part of Belgium, but...
Vermeylen, August (1872–1945), Flemish writer, who was the critical mentor of the Flemish literary movement against regionalism.
encarta.msn.com /Flemish_Literature.html   (178 words)

  
  FLEMISH LITERATURE - LoveToKnow Article on FLEMISH LITERATURE
The older Flemish writers are dealt with in the article on DUTCH LITERATURE; after the separation of Belgium, however, from the Netherlands in 1830 there was a great revival of Flemish literature.
As a result of this propaganda the Flemish language was placed on an equality with French in law, and in administration, in 1873 and 1878, and in the schools in 1883.
The claims put forward by the Flemish school were justified by the appearance (1837) of In t rVonderjaar 1566 (In the Wonder- ful year) of Hendrik Conscience (q.v.), who roused national enthusiasm by describing the heroic struggles of the Flemings against the Spaniards.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /F/FL/FLEMISH_LITERATURE.htm   (1413 words)

  
 Flanders - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Both the Flemish Community as the Flemish region are federal units of the Kingdom of Belgium.
Flemish weavers had gone over to Worstead and North Walsham in Norfolk in the 12th century and established the woollen industry.
Their suffering is still remembered by Flemish organizations during the yearly Yser pilgrimage and Wake of the Yser in Diksmuide at the monument of The Yser tower.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flanders   (2644 words)

  
 Flemish Block - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Flemish Block (Dutch: Vlaams Blok) was a Flemish right-wing nationalist political party which rejected the state of Belgium, calling for political independence for the Flemish half of the country.
Its voting track record in the Flemish and Belgian parliaments was strong and consistent on the immigration and law-and-order theme, but mixed for Flemish autonomy (e.g.: it abstained from a crucial vote on splitting the trade unionist electoral district of Brussel-Halle-Vilvoorde/Bruxelles-Hal-Vilvorde).
In 2003, a Vlaams Blok politician was dropped from a delegation of Flemish parliamentarians due to visit the Scottish parliament and Welsh assembly after strongly criticizing the SNP [2] (http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1034186,00.html), [3] (http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2003/08/276065.html).
www.sevenhills.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Vlaams_Blok   (1129 words)

  
 Mammals » Rabbits » Flemish Giant Main Page
Flemish Giants are quite easy to take of care of, especially if you train them to use a litter box.
The origins of the Flemish Giant are not known for sure, but some think that they are descendents of a rabbit in Argentine called the Patagonian, which Dutch Traders brought to Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries.
Flemish Giants need to be housed in a cage at least 30 by 48 inches and 24 inches high.
www.centralpets.com /animals/mammals/rabbits/rbt1423.html   (890 words)

  
 Flemish far right sets its sights on Brussels , by Serge Govaert
If it tones down its Flemish nationalist rhetoric and concentrates on issues traditionally favoured by the far right, it can win votes among those sections of the Brussels population that are bearing the brunt of the economic crisis.
But if the Flemish parties of the outgoing coalition lost support - which is perfectly conceivable - the Vlaams Blok would only have to take 10,000 votes from the French-speaking parties and 5,000 from the CVP, SP or Volkunie in order to win half the Flemish seats in the Brussels parliament.
By way of reassurance, the Flemish nationalist party proposed a "contract" whose most surprising clause was the maintenance of French speakers’ rights in matters of culture, language use and education.
mondediplo.com /1998/01/06brussels   (2242 words)

  
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Flemish is spoken in the north-west of France by an estimated population of 20,000 daily speakers and 40,000 occasional speakers.
The existence of Flemish in the area is evidence by its use in place names since the eighth century, in ninth-century commentaries and 13th century administrative documents.
Flemish is spoken in north-western France, in the area between Dunkerque, Bourbourg, Saint-Omer and Bailleul.
www.uoc.es /euromosaic/web/document/neerlandes/an/i1/i1.html   (2936 words)

  
 Flemish Region - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Flemish region is one of the three official regions of the Kingdom of Belgium (alongside the Walloon Region and the Brussels-Capital Region).
Immediately after its establishment, the Flemings transferred all its constitutional competencies were to the Flemish Community.
The current Flemish authorities (Flemish parliament, Flemish governement,...) therefore represent all Flemings, including those living in the Brussels-Capital Region.
www.butte-silverbow.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Flemish_region   (189 words)

  
 Dutch/Flemish Collections
He or she may concentrate on the works of a single author and one can think of Pol de Mont for example.
There is, for example, an outstanding collection of books and documents on the Flemish movement, from its very beginnings in the late eighteenth century up to more recent times.
It would be a worthwhile undertaking to compile a catalogue of our holdings on this particular subject.
www.bl.uk /collections/westeuropean/dutchflemish.html   (660 words)

  
 NFFGRB Home Page
Check out the top Flemish from around the country and how they are faring on the show table.
Our Election process has been completed and we will be able to see the results of our members input to those chosen by the membership to help direct the club for the next four years for the good of the General Membership.
Dale is a very accomplished long term breeder of Flemish Giants winning many shows (Including the Ohio All Flemish, Granddaddy of them all), and has worked years helping the local 4H including judging at the local shows for them.
www.nffgrb.com   (1626 words)

  
 Flemish String Notes
See the pages Flemish String Jig Construction and Using the Flemish String Jig for information on how to build a simple jig and utilize it to get the bundles of B50 prepared and cut properly.
Place the newly crafted Flemish String on the bow and adjust the brace height to the desired/appropriate measurement.
New Flemish strings will take a few outings to "settle in" as the fibers and braids are stretched.
www2.pcom.net /jthutten/jth/doc/flemish.htm   (1064 words)

  
 Flemish School Art - Artists, Artworks and Biographies
The Flemish style of art began in the 15th century and was inspired by the manuscript illumination and art of the Burgundian court.
The first center of Flemish art was Bruges, recieving this reputation with the help of Hubert and Jan van Eyck in the 15th century.
The 17th century was marked by the influence of Peter Paul Rubens, the foremost Flemish artist.
wwar.com /masters/movements/flemish_school.html   (278 words)

  
 Flemish School Art - Artists, Artworks and Biographies
The Flemish style of art began in the 15th century and was inspired by the manuscript illumination and art of the Burgundian court.
The first center of Flemish art was Bruges, recieving this reputation with the help of Hubert and Jan van Eyck in the 15th century.
The 17th century was marked by the influence of Peter Paul Rubens, the foremost Flemish artist.
www.wwar.com /masters/movements/flemish_school.html   (254 words)

  
 Flemish independence
Evidently the Flemish resisted to these attempts, and many generations spent their lives trying to improve the situation of the Flemish, who were regarded by the Belgian state as some kind of inferior lifeform (the Francophones arrogantly assumed, and some of them still do, they were members of Europe's highest civilisation).
The Flemish have always had to fight and pay high prices to get their rights recognised by a state that despises them.
This is because the Flemish are by nature an industrious, freedom-loving nation, in opposition to the inproductive, socialist-minded Walloons.
members.lycos.nl /vlaamssiteje/english.htm   (1023 words)

  
 The Battle of the Golden Spurs (1302). Guldensporenslag. Tourist information about the city of Kortrijk, Courtrai in ...
The victory of the Flemish militia, despite its lack of military skills, put an end to the enduring myth of the invincibility of the knight.
The battle of 1302 between the army of French knights and the rebellious Flemish was the military apex of the rebellion against the attempts by the French kings to annex the County of Flanders.
The French army consisted mainly of heavily armoured cavalry, whereas the Flemish one consisted mainly of infantery tradesman.
www.trabel.com /kortrijk/kortrijk-battle.htm   (801 words)

  
 More About the Flemish Giant
But because the Flemish exhibits the same body type and and appearance as the Patagonian, it seems obvious that our favorite Giant is decended from the wild Argentine rabbit.
The original Flemish Giant was typically impressive in size, about 14 lbs., and of a dirty iron grey color with sandy or white bars on the legs and long ears with bent tips.
In the United States, the National Federation of Flemish Giant Rabbit Breeders was founded in 1915 to promote and improve the breed.
sunnyoaksrabbits.tripod.com /id1.html   (999 words)

  
 Constructing a 16th Century Flemish Ensemble   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Flemish dress is composed of a number of separate pieces, which can be mixed and matched to suit the weather or your taste.
The skirt and bodice of a flemish gown were always connected, and always made of the same fabric.
This boning is not essential; some of the Flemish paintings of the time show gowns which look like their front edges were boned, while others show gowns which were clearly unboned.
costume.dm.net /lowerclass/makeflem.html   (3933 words)

  
 Flemish School of Painting - Olga's Gallery
The development of the Flemish school of painting runs from the International Gothic period at the end of 14th century till the Baroque era in the 17th century.
Flemish painters, such as Jean Malouel, the Limburg brothers and Broederlam were the artists who developed this style and heralded the golden age of Flemish painting.
The greatest Flemish painter of this genre is Pieter Bruegel, whose name is inseparably associated with scenes of village life.
www.abcgallery.com /list/2001sept01.html   (1414 words)

  
 BBC Education - Languages
Flemish is a West Germanic language most closely related to Dutch and generally regarded as the Belgian variant of Dutch.
Flemish is spoken by approximately 5.5 million people in Belgium and by a few thousand people in France.
Flemish is spoken by about 55% of the population of Belgium.
www.bbc.co.uk /languages/european_languages/languages/flemish.shtml   (121 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Flanders
Flemish communes, whose origin dates from this period, and took part in the Second Crusade.
Flemish cities, in whose hands were the most important offices of the communes.
Flemish Hanse, whose seat was in Bruges; the unintelligent policy of the dukes towards England; and the civil wars of the preceding fifty years.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/06094b.htm   (2120 words)

  
 Constructing a 16th Century Flemish Ensemble
Flemish dress is composed of a number of separate pieces, which can be mixed and matched to suit the weather or your taste.
The skirt and bodice of a flemish gown were always connected, and always made of the same fabric.
This boning is not essential; some of the Flemish paintings of the time show gowns which look like their front edges were boned, while others show gowns which were clearly unboned.
www.elizabethancostume.net /lowerclass/makeflem.html   (3933 words)

  
 THE RISE OF THE FLEMISH FAMILIES IN SCOTLAND
Flemish noblemen were compelled to flee back across the Channel for their own safety and many of their humbler followers were forcibly removed to farming colonies such as those in Pembrokeshire, far from both the seats of English power and the cross-Channel ports from which help might have come.
Flemish families separated by the events of 1066 and subsequent years, making lives wholly apart for themselves in a Scotland divided from Flanders by an absolute gap in both time and distance, still possess armorial devices identical with those borne by men in Flanders often of the same name.
The labyrinthine inter-relationships of the Flemish nobility in their own country continued into England and Scotland, and there are other clues to the origin of the Crawford arms.
amg1.net /scotland/flemfam.htm   (4263 words)

  
 Rabbit - Flemish Giant
The Flemish Giant rabbit is classified as a giant breed of rabbit.
As the Flemish Giant is a large rabbit any hutch or cage used for housing should be large also.
The Flemish Giant rabbit is usually steel grey in colour, although other colours are seen.
www.petplanet.co.uk /petplanet/breeds/Rabbit_-_Flemish_Giant.htm   (761 words)

  
 FLEMISH - Definition
{Flemish coil}, a flat coil of rope with the end in the center and the turns lying against, without riding over, each other.
{Flemish eye} (Naut.), an eye formed at the end of a rope by dividing the strands and lying them over each other.
{Flemish horse} (Naut.), an additional footrope at the end of a yard.
www.hyperdictionary.com /dictionary/flemish   (117 words)

  
 Flemish Coast travel guide - Wikitravel
The Flemish Coast (Vlaamse Kust in Dutch; also known as the Belgian Coast) is one of the tourist regions of the Flemish province of West Flanders (Belgium).
Flemish Coast lies in Flanders, so Dutch is the offical language of the area.
The local dialect is known as West Flemish and differs from Dutch so strongly, that it can be difficult understandable by people from other parts of Falnders and Holland.
wikitravel.org /en/Flemish_Coast   (309 words)

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