EYNDE, Jan van den
(active 1660-1700)

Exterior view

Norbertine Abbey Church, Averbode

The ground-plan of this church combines a centralized cruciform space to the west for the laity with a deep choir, necessary for Norbertine choral services. The treatment of space is more emphatic here than in other Norbertine abbey churches, on account of the happy combination of a radial plan with a very long and axially accentuated choir.

The façade is tall and slender but it does not reveal the triple structure ultimately derived from Francart, in which half columns and pilasters function as defining elements. The Late Baroque feeling for opulence is displayed in the articulated outlines of the mouldings and the central entrance.

The photo shows the façade.

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