De dood van Maria.

Death of the Virgin

Hugo Van der Goes

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The artist interprets the theme in a very personal way. The vision of heaven above Mary's deathbed the unearthly colours in the soft blue light and the enclosed space give this image of the emotionale group of apostles a sens of unreality as if we were witnessing a dream or delusion. The figures are filled with sorrow and the sens of despair is heightend by the movements of many hands. The composition is structered by the prominent tonalities of the fabrics.

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The great appeal of Bruges’ museum collections is their incredible diversity. From the Flemish Primitives to contemporary art, from the fine arts to archaeological finds, not to mention silverware, tapestries, furniture, and poetry. More about Musea Brugge

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