Monday, July 23, 2007

Primitifs Flamands and another Art Minute

Weather being what it is, mind is a thing to work at. Visiting Brugges, I stay aghast at primitifs flamands, these painters not applying perspective, painting the uggliest babies possible - and still keeping so much mystery and beauty inside their works...

The Groeninge museum and the St. John's Hospital are definitely worth a peek for at least these two inhabitants...



Not to forget the French working during the same period, here is a pearl that stuck in my imagination - the portrait of Agnes Sorel, the king's maitresse, by Jean Fouquet, to be inevitably seen in Antwerpen.


PS - Do you know that all these unearthly-looking creatures had to shave their foreheads in order to follow the fashion of the time and resemble what we know of them - these paintings! I prefer shaving my legs, long live the 21st century...

2 comments:

Rupert said...

My recommendation: Nice repros of Flamands paintings at ARTMaker eu

Rupert said...

My recommendation: Nice repros of Flamands paintings at ARTMaker.eu