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Groeningemuseum

IMG_5685Portrait of Margareta van Eyck // Jan van Eyck // Oil on panel // 1439

One of the most well known museums in Belgium is the Groeningemuseum, home to art by the Flemish Primitives and Renaissance artists with works by Jan van Eyck, Hans Memling and Hugo van der Goes. But Flemish and Renaissance pieces are not the only time periods on view. The museum flows in a chronological order ending with works from the 18th century onward.

IMG_5683Madonna with Canon Joris van der Paele // Jan van Eyck // Oil on panel // 1436

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Invention of the Art of Drawing // Joseph Benoît Suvée // Oil on canvas // 1791

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 Ray of Sun after the Storm // Joseph Theodore Coosemans // Oil on canvas / 1876-1891

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Grey Winter Landscape // Jean Brusselmans // Oil on canvas // 1935

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Small House in the Sun // Joseph Willaert // Oil on canvas, cement tiles // 1968

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Kate and Her Photos // Jacques Verduyn // Polyester, textile, photographs // 1978

Eight Volumes of Fantasy

img_5704Utopia // Maryam Najd // Oil on canvas // 2016

In the Groeningemuseum, known for Flemish Primitive Art, is the contemporary exhibition Eight Volumes of Fantasy by artist Maryam Najd. Inspired by the Eight Books written by Sohrab Sepehri, this show provides commentary on the current media coverage of the refugees in comparison to Najd’s perspective of the situation.

img_5710Dead Flowers // Maryam Najd // Oil on canvas // 2016

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Mediterranean blanket 1 // Maryam Najd // Oil on canvas // 2016

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(L) Lady and the man of Sorrows I & Lady and the man of Sorrows II // Maryam Najd // Oil on canvas // 2016 (R) Master Dolorosa and the Man of Sorros // Copy after Simon Marmion // Oil on panel // 1475-1499

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 Monochrome Series No. X-Gold (diptych) // Maryam Najd // Oil on canvas // 2016