Mediaeval building facades topped with golden statues #1

Antwerp | Belgium

£55

Four mediaeval mechant storefronts that surround the Market Square. It is decorated with golden statues; obelisks, priests and a large statue of St George slaying the dragon — Antwerp City, Belgium
Four mediaeval mechant storefronts that surround the Market Square. It is decorated with golden statues; obelisks, priests and a large statue of St George slaying the dragon — Antwerp City, Belgium
Colour
Colour
Orientation
Landscape
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Hahnemuhle Photo Rag® Baryta
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Date Captured
June 2022
Date Released
April 2023
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Part of Collection

Description

This unique art print transports you into the heart of Antwerp's mediaeval district, depicting the Grote Markt or the Great Market Square. The scene captures the facades of four stone merchant buildings, their grandeur fading from left to right in perspective. Panelled windows are framed in intricate stone carvings, a testament to the superior craftsmanship of the era.

Each building’s gable wall, adorned with an ornate stepped pattern, rises to a climax adorned with distinctive golden statues. Among the statuary, a majestic eagle, a nude male figure, and a large sitting cat add an element of whimsy and intrigue. Smaller golden figures of children carrying various props such as poles, oars, and flag insignia, decorate the gable steps, adding a layer of storytelling to the image.

The colour scheme draws a vivid contrast between the muted greys of the overcast sky, the golden hues of the statues, and the earthy browns of the brickwork. This striking contrast lends the scene a unique depth, accentuated by the soft light of the overcast conditions.

This captivating print, exuding a sense of history, grandeur, and intrigue, is an ode to Antwerp's rich architectural heritage. It's an excellent choice for those who appreciate the interplay between art, history, and architecture.

Four mediaeval mechant storefronts that surround the Market Square. It is decorated with golden statues; obelisks, priests and a large statue of St George slaying the dragon — Antwerp City, Belgium

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