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De Vier Ruiters van de Apocalyps (The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse)
Free Art and architecture Contemporary Outdoor

Revolution, War, Hunger and Death. These gentlemen are not people you want to meet. Yet, it is difficult to escape this fascinating group of bronze statues by Belgian draughtsman and expressionist sculptor Rik Poot, being located close to the photogenic Boniface Bridge. As a symbol of the doom of man and the end of time, and as a whole, they represent the four earthly horrors. You can recognise them by the object the horsemen are carrying: a bow (Revolution), a sword (War), a weighing scale (Hunger) and… the emaciated visage of the fourth horseman speaks for itself – you are staring straight into Death's empty eyes. At Museum St John's Hospital, Hans Memling portrays the same four horsemen in his ‘Altarpiece of the Holy John the Baptist and the Holy John the Evangelist’ (1479), as it happens. Go take a look and see how two artists from different time periods have interpreted the same topic. Which speaks to you more? 

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Pets allowed
Baby carriages allowed
Groups admitted
Picnic allowed

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Dijver , 8000 Brugge

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Nearest bus stop:
502817 Brugge Dijver

Nearest station:
Station Brugge

Nearest parking:
Pandreitje car park

De Vier Ruiters van de Apocalyps (The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse)

Dijver , 8000 Brugge

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