We have to choose a particular piece of artwork to research and write about in our final 4500 word essay in May. I have chosen the famous "Ghent Altarpiece" painted by the renowned artist brothers Hubert and Jan van Eyck from the Northern Renaissance workshops, in what was then called the Netherlands but today known as northern Belgium. So it was no co-incidence that we made this trip which has gone a long way to aiding my research with the added bonus of being able to view this masterpiece for real at St Bavo's Cathedral.
featuring "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb"
This impressive Gothic cathedral is one of the most famous landmarks of the city of Ghent
where this sculpture of the brothers Hubert and Jan van Eyck stands outside
The deli's and bakers shops were so tempting
and I love that you can have a coffee or beer in the same establishment
as an antique shop/art gallery!
and allthough I was done with Christmas, it was interesting to see the
Christmas markets, which I'd never seen or been to before
I hope you enjoyed this tour of our short but sweet trip..
Bye for now