It’s day 21 of our Culture Tourist Art Blogmas today. And I’m sharing a painting called Snow at Bruges, made by Belgian painter Georges Lebacq.

Art Blogmas 2020

Georges Lebacq (1876 – 1950) was an Impressionist and post-Impressionist painter who lived and worked in Belgium. He made the painting we’re hosting today, Snow at Bruges, in 1910.

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Georges Lebacq: Snow at Bruges

The reason I chose this painting for our Art Blogmas today is that it looks so different from what we would expect of a picture that’s named Snow at Bruges. That Flemish town is famous for its picturesque architecture and gabled houses.

However, in Lebacq’s painting, it looks rather industrial. And although we can’t recognise Bruges architecture in the shapes of its buildings, typical colours of Flemish houses are present in the painting.

But, it’s clear the painter is much more interested in the snow, its texture and the way it changes the cityscape than in Bruges itself.

Similar to the work of some of the Impressionist painters, Georges Lebacq is playing with different kind of textures. For the sky, he uses shorter brush strokes to show soft clouds.

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On the other hand, when he’s painting the snow covering the building roofs, in a way he’s pulling the brush strokes he’s following their shape.

If you don’t want to miss other paintings I’m going to share with you in this year’s Art Blogmas, be sure to check in here tomorrow at 7:30 am. Or, follow along on Culture Tourist Facebook page and Instagram profile.