‘Gesloten Ogen’ (‘Closed eyes’) is the name of one of the most moving bronze sculptures of Campo Santo.
Campo Santo is the name of a cemetery in Sint-Amandsberg, Gent in Belgium. It is named after the famous Campo Santo cemetery in Rome. It is also called the ‘Père Lachaise‘ of Gent.
Several well-known people have been buried on Campo Santo; writers, painters, poets … There are lots of impressive tombs, most of them of the cultural, financial and catholic elite of Gent. These people spend a fortune on the graves of their beloved ones.
The cemetery is situated on a small hill named Kapelleberg (chapel mount). On top of the hill stands the Sint-Amanduskapel (saint Amandus chapel), a late baroque chapel from 1720. The chapel is surrounded by some impressive old trees.
Today, 131 graves, as well as the chapel and the Kapelleberg are protected as cultural property.