Co-Cathédrale collégiale des Ss-Michel et Gudule
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And that would be Death...(Detail of pulpit by Hendrick Frans Verbruggen)...and that would be Death, watching as Adam and Eve are expelled from Paradise.
The Flemish sculptor, Hendrick Frans Verbruggen (b. 1654, Antwerpen, d. 1724) created a number of Baroque pieces for churches in Belgium. This pulpit in Brussels at the Co-Cathédrale collégiale des Ss-Michel et Gudule, is surely one of his finest and, now as then, must leave congregants and visitors alike with a profound sense of the fury and awe surrounding the original fall from grace. This is an astonishing work of art and, some 300+ years on, it has not lost its power.