M-Museum, Leuven, Belgium
Medieval sculpture, in a nutshell, presents rich stories beautifully carved in wood or chiselled in stone. Due to the renovation of the Gruuthuse Museum, thirty statues from Bruges will come to M this autumn. They will be presented beside works from M’s own collection. Together, they offer a concise overview of late-Gothic mastery (1350-1550).
The reading Madonna by Adriaen van Wesel, Saint Michael and the dragon, the unique silver justice court bust and two kneeling angels are just a few of the highlights from the Bruges collection. The highpoints of the M collection include a house reredos depicting the marriage of Anna and Joachim that has never been exhibited before and a sixteenth-century wooden statue of Christ by Jan Borman entitled ‘Ecce Homo’.
Moreover, visitors will be given the opportunity to write the labels for the artworks.