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Ghent I & II, Belgian Landscape Paintings

Ghent, Belgium I
Ghent, Belgium I

 

Saint Nicholas Church in the first painting and the Belfry in the second painting are both famous landmarks of Ghent for their architectural beauty and historical significance.

 

Soaring over the medieval skyline of the city of Ghent, the Belfry has served for centuries as a bell tower as well as a fortified watch tower.  It looks just magnificent.  No wonder it is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (inscribed as the Belfries of Belgium and France).

 

The nearby Saint Nicholas church looks equally impressive.  The town bells were placed in the church's central tower before the belfry was built in the 14th century.

 

Till the bell of Ghent responded o'er lagoon and dike of sand,
"I am Roland!  I am Roland! there is victory in the land!"      by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)

 

 

   Ghent, Belgium II

 

 

Ghent, Belgium I

 

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 Media: Original watercolor on paper
Image Size: 8.25 x 11.5 inches (21 x 29 cm)
Mat/Frame: No
Purchase: Sold

 

 

Ghent, Belgium II

 

Media: Original watercolor on paper
Image Size: 8.25 x 11.5 inches (21 x 29 cm)
Mat/Frame: No
Purchase: Sold

 

2 Responses to Ghent I & II, Belgian Landscape Paintings

Clay Ward
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oooo! So pretty. softness, solid lines, fading colors, bustling composition... it's all gorgeous. The only thing I could do without is the harsh space around people's heads in the second one. I'd love to see the brushes you use. Nice work!

Keiko Tanabe
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Hi Clay, I appreciate your generous comment and critique! It's always helpful to hear feedback from fellow artists. One of my favorite brushes is squirrel hair mop. You can see a photo of my brush and palette here:
http://ktanabefineart.com/blog/10392/venice-canal-iv-venice-italy-painting









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