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Again, a picture from my archive, Brussel 2012
Pulpit Sint-Michiel en Sint-Goedele Brussels

The naturalistic pulpit of Hendrik Frans Verbruggen was made in 1696-1699 for the Sint-Michielskerk of the Leuven Jesuits and brought to Brussels in 1776, after an exchange operation in which Empress Maria Theresia personally intervened. It is an overwhelming total work of art, a synthesis of the Fall and the salvation by the church. At the bottom an archangel drives Adam and Eve out of the earthly paradise. Eva is frightened with the arm, while she still has the apple in the other hand. Adam fearfully hides his head. From the tree of the knowledge of good and evil a giant serpent creeps up above the soundboard. There she is crushed by the triumphant Virgin and her Child. Typical for Verbruggen are the two fluttering angels who 'lift' the soundboard. Jan Baptist van der Haeghen added a hedge with animal figures on both sides of the stairs.

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25/08/2012 14:30:30
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