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When we compare this Mary Magdalene with the painter's Rest on the flight into Egypt we will notice that the latter is still very traditional and Flemish while this image of the Magdalene has a modern and Italian feel. The classical face and the brown sfumato of the modelling are reminiscent of Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci. By excluding superfluous details the artist gives Mary Magdalene a classical serene and even monumental presence.

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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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