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Ecce Homo, Jan Borman (c) M - Museum Leuven
In September 2019 10 years of interdisciplinary research are brought together in the first ever monographical exhibition and new publication on the Borman family of Brussels sculptors, active from the second half of the fifteenth century until well into the second third of the sixteenth century.   The Bormans might have been ‘the best sculptors’ according to one document from 1513 but they...
Research in J. Paul Getty Museum
One of the most celebrated works of the exhibition The Renaissance Nude at the J. Paul Getty Museum has been Virgin and Child from the Melun Diptych (ca. 1452-55) by Jean Fouquet. The painting will remain at the Getty, where it will be on view in the Museum's West Pavilion from February 5 through September 22, 2019.  The painting presents a dazzling vision of heaven with the Virgin Mary...
Van Eyck. An Optical Revolution.
In 2020 the Museum of Fine Arts Ghent (MSK) will be staging the exhibition 'Van Eyck. An Optical Revolution'. At the heart of the exhibition will be the restored outer wings of 'The Ghent Altarpiece', which Jan van Eyck finished in 1432 after the death of his older brother Hubert in 1426. Since the beginning of the restoration in 2012, conducted by the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-...
Technart 2019
The University of Antwerp (AXES group) and Musea Brugge (Municipal Museums of Bruges) are organizing the 2019 edition of Technart in Bruges from 7 until 10 May 2019. The main aim of this congress is to provide a scientific forum to present and promote the use of analytical techniques in the field of cultural heritage. The meeting offers an outstanding opportunity for exchanging knowledge and...
Master of the Legend of Saint Ursula
Musea Brugge has acquired an important panel from the 15th Century Bruges Master of the Legend of Saint Ursula. The acquisition is financed entirely by the museal collection fund. The painting is in an excellent condition. On the panel, Saint Veronica is presenting a sudarium with the face of the Christ. The painting was presented in Bruges at the Memling exhibition in 1994.  The...
Gerard David, Judgement of Cambyses, 1498, oil on panel
From 16 through 18 January 2017, the conference 'The Art of Law: Artistic Representations and Iconography of Law & Justice in Context from the Middle Ages to the First World War' took place in the Groeningemuseum in conjunction with the exhibition 'The art of law. Three centuries of justice depicted'. The publication of selected contributions to this conference has now been published by...
‘La Pénitence d’Adam’ by Colard Mansion
The city of Bruges has acquired the manuscript 'La Pénitance d'Adam' of Colard Mansion for the collection. The manuscript was on view in the spring exhibition 'Haute Lecture by Colard Mansion' at the Groeningemuseum. The work was bought at 'Les Enliminures' in Chicago.  Colard Mansion is one of the most important and mysterious figures in history of Flemish book production. Mansion's oeuvre...
The Temptation of St. Anthony
On November 5-6, 2018, the Rubenianum will host an international conference on artistic collaboration in the early modern Low Countries. In the early modern Low Countries, distinctive patterns of collaboration developed. Not only legal agreements but also relationships of trust fostered an artistic culture in which collaboration was a central practice – seemingly as important to the participating...
Detail Madonna van Jan Vos, Jan Van Eyck
For the first time in twenty-four years and only the second time in their history, two masterpieces of early Netherlandish painting commissioned by the Carthusian monk Jan Vos will be reunited in a special exhibition at The Frick Collection. These works — the Frick’s Virgin and Child with St. Barbara, St. Elizabeth, and Jan Vos, by Jan van Eyck and completed by his workshop, and The Virgin...
Illuminare website
The new website of Illuminare – Centre for the Study of Medieval Art (KU Leuven) offers quick and easy access to essential information about the research, documentation, and exhibition projects of the centre. Illuminare is a research and documentation centre, located at the University Library in Leuven. The focus on medieval and early modern art from the Low Countries in a European perspective is...