My husband and I will be leaving Leuven, Belgium, our home for the past 16 weeks, and heading to Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Although we are very excited to be seeing a new part of the world, we are sad to leave this wonderful town. It is amazing how quickly you can develop and attachment for a place and feel that it is home.
So, in honor of our departure, I thought I would share some of the amazing artwork found in this very city. If Europe has one thing over the United States, it is the availability to see amazing artwork. In Leuven we had a chance to tour their new museum, Museum M, as well as wander through the gorgeous cathedral, which is a museum in and of itself.
|They had an entire room of paintings featuring places in Leuven. This is of the inside of the Cathedral.|
|This is a close up of the previous painting. The detail is amazing!|
|This exhibition ‘Victimes de la Passion’ featured work by Robert Devriendt who paints tiny pictures that tell a story in a grouping|
|The detail he manages to get on the tiny 2x3 inch canvases is amazing|
|This museum had a collection of artifacts from the Congo found 100 years ago when Belgium colonized it|
|They did this exhibit to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Congo becoming independent|
|This is probably my favorite painting simply because the colors are so vibrant and are excellently chosen. This shows the scenes of Jesus leading to the cross.|
|This is a clock/calendar that was created around the year 1500|
|A close up of the calendar, it not only tells the time and date, but the relation of humans to the universe|
|I don't have information on this statue, but I simply had to share it|
|The creamy white material is very beautiful and I love the way they had it lit up|
I hope these photos were able to share even a fraction of how beautiful this work is. I feel very fortunate to be able to enjoy this level of artistic skill on a regular basis.
Moving On - New around here? Catch up on what I'm doing in Europe and where I'm going next
Female Figure Art - See some artwork I have created while here in Leuven
Louvain, Louvain - Check out this video I made of our home in Leuven