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Antwerpen… The golden cathedral.

The Cathedral of Our Lady (Dutch: Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Antwerp, Belgium. Its architects were Jan and Pieter Appelmans. The church’s one finished spire is 404 ft high, the highest church tower in the Benelux. Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor commented that the spire should be kept under glass, and Napoleon compared…

Antwerpen… Rubens and Groenplaats

The Groenplaats or ‘Green Place’, one of Antwerp’s most prominent squares, is located in the heart of the city’s historic district, near the Cathedral of Our Lady. Until the 18th century, the Groenplaats was Antwerp’s main cemetery. During the Austrian occupation, emperor Joseph II abolished cemeteries inside the city walls, so it was converted into…

Theo Van Rysselberghe

(Mevrouw Henri Van de Velde Sethe) Théo (Théophile) van Rysselberghe (23 November 1862, – 14 December 1926), was a Belgian neo-impressionist painter, who played a pivotal role in the European art scene at the turn of the century.He discovered the pointillist technique when he saw Georges Seurat’s La Grande Jatte at the eighth impressionist exhibition…

Peter Paul Rubens (detail)

Peter Paul Rubens (June 28, 1577 – May 30, 1640) was a prolific seventeenth-century Flemish Baroque painter, and a proponent of an exuberant Baroque style that emphasized movement, color, and sensuality. He is well-known for his Counter-Reformation altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects. In addition to running a large studio…

we all go sometimes

Freaking with HDR The Cathedral of Our Lady (Dutch: Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekathedraal) is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Antwerp, Belgium. Today’s see of the Diocese of Antwerp was started in 1352 and, although the first stage of construction was ended in 1521, has never been ‘completed’. In Gothic style, its architects were Jan and Pieter Appelmans. It…

Peter Paul Rubens, Venus Frigida

Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 – Antwerpen 1640) Venus Frigida (1614) Rubens lernte bei mehreren Malern in Antwerpen und wurde dort 1598 als Meister in die Lukasgilde aufgenommen. Von 1600 – 1608 hielt er sich in Italien auf und lernt die italienische Malerei in Mantua, Genua, Venedig, Florenz und Rom kennen. Ab 1608 lebte er…