De Leie in Astene

The River Lys at Astene c. 1885.

Emile Claus

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In this early work Emile Claus tackles his favourite theme rural life on the banks of the river Lys near Astene in the province of East Flanders. He spent his summers in the area before settling there permanently in 1886. He continued throughout his life to paint sunny images of countrypeople and nature though his style evolved later in the 1890s in the direction of Impressionism.

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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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