Oosters verhaal

Oriental tale.

Edgard Tytgat

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Tytgat was a born storyteller and his awareness of narrative is a crucial aspect of his work. The fact that he was a townsman and spent most of his life in the suburbs of Brussels also influenced his imagery. His landscapes are always peopled with human figures. Tygat's paintings recount minor events like the fairground and the circus but he was also inspired by barbaric and erotic Oriental tales which he blended with his own stange fantasies.

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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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