Portfolio Category: sculptures

GERARD GAUDAEN

GERARD GAUDAEN (WINKE BESARD) To the right of the statue of the fox ‘Reynaert’ there is a section of the park where greenery appears to grow unimpeded. It is in fact a special project. Old trees were felled and were replaced by a large variety of bushes and smaller trees, attracting birds and insects; a…
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UILENSPIEGEL

UILENSPIEGEL (MARK MACKEN) We leave the area of the Grote Markt and turn right onto the Parklaan, a wide street built in 1951 right through the Walburg Castle estate. At the left-hand side of the street the remaining part of the former gardens of the castle are now the city park and act as a…
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GILGAMESJ EN ISJTAR

GILGAMESH AND ISHTAR (PAUL VAN GYSEGEM)   The mythological figures of the Mesopotamia are impressive apparitions, roughly sculpted, born in a crucible of fire and glowing bronze. Ishtar, the archetype of the 'Great Mother', possesses dark powers but is worshipped as the goddess of love and fertility. Gilgamesh, the "Hero," is afraid of death. He…
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BUSTE WERNER RUMES

BUSTE WERNER RUMES (WERNER HEYNDRICKX) (3 mei 1899-20 sept. 1968) was gehuwd met Adrienne Bruwiere (1898-1956) En had 2 kinderen Greta (°1928-2004) en Karel Rumes (°1932-1995)   Werner Rumes wordt aangeduid als “Mecenas”. Hoogstwaarschijnlijk was hij dat ook want hij droeg cultuur hoog in het vaandel. “Hij had goede banden met Lea Steppe, Romain Malfliet,…
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