Thursday, September 15, 2011


The other small painting for the Howard Mandville’s show, I decided on a Brugge subject. This medieval town has always fascinated me after painting there several times. Where else can you find buildings from the 1300’s? In most European cities they build out of wood in the medieval times, so anytime a spark flew the entire town would burn up and they would have to start over again. It wasn’t until the 1600’s that most learned from their mistakes and started new construction out of fired brick.

Brugge started early on with brick since they cut down most of the forests near the town, they found it easier to fire bricks right on location.

Richard Boyer

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