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2018: Archive, Jean van Eyck square Bruges.

The tower in the background is the Poortersloge, ten years ago, the archives of Bruges.

The original Poortersloge was built between 1395 and 1417 and was intended to be the meeting place of the Bruges commercial elite. From the building, this elite had a view of the canal along which the sea-going vessels entered Bruges and speculated about the success or failure of the importers.

Statue Jean van Eyck.
Jan van Eyck was perhaps the most famous painter in Europe during his life and was known as the "inventor" of oil painting at an early age. The latter was dismissed as a legend in the 20th century, but it is certain that Jan van Eyck played a decisive role in the development of this technique.
Jan van Eyck introduced a never before seen naturalism to painting that has its roots in earlier developments in miniature art. The refined oil painting technique and the perception-based representation of visible reality were the most important elements of Eyckian art that would soon be imitated throughout Europe. Jan van Eyck's innovations run surprisingly parallel to developments in the Florentine painting of the quattrocento.

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24/03/2018 12:29:44
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