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Jan Van Eyck Plein at Dusk

The Statue of Jan Van Eyck is located in a square called the Jan Van Eyckplein in Bruges. It was erected as a memorial to the best known exponent of the school of art known as the Flemish Primitives.

Jan Van Eyck was not born in Bruges but spent a large part of his life here. He died in 1441 in the city and was buried in the St. Donatius Church. The church was later destroyed by French troops. He is regarded as the founder of the early renaissance also called the northern renaissance style of painting. He is also known as the inventor of a unique style of oil painting and as one of the first great portrait painting masters of Europe.

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