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Pas d'armes de l'Arbre d'Or - Bruges 1468

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Pas d'armes de l'Arbre d'Or - Bruges 1468 - Painting by Graham Turner
Pas d'armes de l'Arbre d'Or - Bruges 1468 - Medieval Jousting Painting by Graham Turner Pas d'armes de l'Arbre d'Or - Original Oil Painting Ref: GT-JOUST

In July 1468, Margaret of York, sister to King Edward IV of England, was married to Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. This great dynastic marriage was marked by processions, pageants and banquets, so magnificent that contemporaries marveled at the wealth and splendour of the Burgundian court. The highlight of the celebrations was undoubtedly the tournament - the Pas d'armes de l'Arbre d'Or (tournament of the Golden Tree) - held in the Market Place at Bruges in the shadow of the famous tower of the Market Hall.

Anthony, Count de la Roche - 'Grand Bastard of Burgundy' - undertook to defend the golden tree against a succession of challengers for eight days, jousting against each one for half an hour, with the winner being the knight to break the most lances in the prescribed time.

Graham Turner's painting shows the moment the Count spurs his horse forward, releasing its pent up energy into spectacular action as he launches himself down the lists towards his opponent.

Oil on Canvas, canvas size - 30" x 40" (76cm x 102cm). Painting is framed - overall size including frame is approximately 34"x 44" (86cm x 112cm) (Scroll down to see a photo of the painting in its frame)

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Pas d'armes de l'Arbre d'Or - Bruges 1468 - Jousting Painting by Graham Turner
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Painting Diary

This painting is the subject of a 'Painting Diary', charting it's progress from research to completion. To find out more about the creation of this picture, and the work that goes into one of Graham Turner's medieval canvases, CLICK HERE
Graham Turner's Joust Painting Diary
Joust, Bruges, 1468 - Medieval Art Greeting Card by Graham TurnerGREETING CARDS

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The Jousting Artist

Graham Turner took part in his first joust in 2004, and his experiences since then have had a dramatic influence on his paintings which convey a sense of immediacy and realism that can only come from such a deep understanding and involvement in this dramatic medieval 'extreme sport'.

CLICK HERE for details of other jousting paintings, prints and cards by Graham Turner, and for links to other pages on the Studio 88 website where you can see photos and find out more about his jousting career.
Graham Turner, the Jousting Artist

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Medieval Art Paintings, Prints and Cards by Graham Turner


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