(active 1513-1532 in Bresse)

Interior view

Monastery church of Brou, Bourg-en-Bresse (Ain)

The Royal Monastery of Brou is a religious complex located at Bourg-en-Bresse in central France. It is composed of monastic buildings and a church, which were built at the beginning of the 16th century by Margaret of Austria, daughter of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I and Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands. The church was built between 1513 and 1532 in a lavishly elaborate Flamboyant Gothic style, with some classicising Renaissance aspects.

The monastery church of Brou is a conservative building in architectural terms, contemporary Late Gothic architecture is represented primarily by the opulent decoration running wild on the rood screen, choir stalls, and the famous tombs.

The photo shows the rood screen, designed by the Brussels architect Loys van Boghem (c. 1470-1540).

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