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Brussels Renaissance Festival: Workshop painting with pigments

01 July 2021
13:00 - 16:00

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01 July 2021
13:00 - 16:00


The Brussels Renaissance Festival highlights the role of Brussels in European history. At the end of the Middle Ages, Brussels belonged to the rich and powerful Dukes of Burgundy. Skilled politicians and cultured patrons, they established a stirring treasure, a unique and fascinating collection of manuscripts: the Library of the Dukes of Burgundy. Many of these masterpieces have survived the ravages of time and of history. Today, they can be admired at the KBR museum.

Combine your visit to the KBR museum with a workshop in which you learn to paint like a medieval miniaturist. In the workshops of medieval illuminators, there were no boxes of watercolors or tubes of gouache to be found.

Instead, they made their colors from natural materials or with pigments from distant parts of the world. Discover how much fun it is to make paint from pigment powder and acacia gum and paint yourself a coat of arms or a detail from a manuscript.


Practical info

  • When: Thursday 1 July, continuously from 14h00 to 17h00
  • Where: In the studio at the exit of the KBR museum
  • Price: Included in your ticket to the KBR museum
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