The Painter of Silence. Dirk Bouts Revisited
(Jan van Hove) The Low Countries - 1999, № 7
Art-lovers who visit Flanders now have a new five-star attraction: the gothic church of St Peter in Leuven, where ‘The Last Supper' painted by Dirk Bouts hangs. Both church and painting have been completely restored. This was celebrated in 1998 with a major exhibition and a series of publications about Bouts, an old master who because of the serenity and peity of his work is sometimes referred to as ‘the painter of silence'.
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