"Groeningemuseum 2005" Groeninge Museum Tip by mightywease

Groeninge Museum, Brugge: 13 reviews and 25 photos

  Houses in Bruges
by mightywease

While we were tat the museum (July 2005) some of it had been given over to a special display of paintings ? portraiture ? by Hans Memling. This did mean that a number of paintings in the permanent collection were not on display, however, the Memling pictures ? and accompanying explanations on the audio guide ? were superb. When commissioning a picture Memling?s patrons could chose from a series of templates specifying, for instance, which way they faced, the length of the portrait (Head and shoulders, length, full length) and also the style of background i.e. the classic plain blue Flemish style, or more novel views such as a landscape or a landscape through a window. Fascinating!

Address: Dijver 12
Directions: Cost: 8 euro per ticket plus 3 euro per audio guide

Opening Houses: 9.30am-5.00pm (closed Mondays)

Phone: 050 44 87 11
Website: http://www.brugge.be/Musea/en/mgroee.htm

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 1, 2005
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