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Friedländer 3.0 database
Last Thursday at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, on the occasion of the 150th birthday of Max J. Friedländer, the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels) presented the Friedländer 3.0 database, developed by the Centre for the Study of the Flemish Primitives. This project is the first to offer online all fourteen volumes of Friedländer's English edition of Early Netherlandish...
Roger van Schoute
Roger Van Schoute passed away on 10 May 2017. Van Schoute was born in 1930. He held a doctorate in Art History and was Emeritus Professor at the Catholic University in Leuven. Van Schoute was a widely respected art historian and researcher. In the 1960's, he established the Laboratoire d'études des oeuvres d'art (Musée de Louvain-la-Neuve) and was the driving force behind the symposium l'Étude du...
Charlotte Wytema wins the Duparc Prize (Photo: website Mauritshuis)
Musea Brugge wishes to congratulate Charlotte Wytema from the Netherlands. On 30 March, the fourth Duparc Prize was awarded to Wytema for her thesis ‘tis nogtans maar een schaduw bij het licht': the Wijts Triptych Reconsidered. The Duparc Prize is given once every two years for the best art historical Master's thesis. The prize was established by the Mauritshuis as a gift for Frits Duparc's...
Hans Memling, Christ with singing and music-making Angels, KMSKA.
The restoration of Hans Memling's Christ with singing and music-making Angels from the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp (KMSKA) was recently completed. Because of the non-restored condition of the yellowed varnish and the darkened retouches, the panels are never estimated at true value. After sixteen years of patient conserving, restoring and researching, the three...
Albrecht Bouts, Man of Sorrows, KMSKA.
Beginning on 9 March, the exhibition Blut und Tränen: Albrecht Bouts und das Antlitz der Passion (Blood and Tears: Albrecht Bouts and the Image of the Passion) is to be viewed in the Suermondt-Ludwig Museum in Aachen. The exhibition was on display last Spring in the Musée national d'histoire et d'art Luxembourg. This was in collaboration with the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA)...
Gerard David, Christ Nailed to the Cross, KMSKA.
Gerard David painted some of the most compelling and technically exquisite works in the Netherlands around 1500. This exhibition reunites three parts of a remarkable altarpiece for the first time in almost a century: two dramatic wings (Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp), which have been studied and conserved at the Getty Museum, and David's striking central panel, Christ Nailed to the Cross (...
Hans Memling, KMSKA.
To celebrate the completion of the conservation treatment of Christ with Singing and Music-making Angels by Hans Memling, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp and the University of Antwerp organize a two day symposium. One of the highlights of the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp is Christ with Singing and Music-making Angels attributed to Hans Memling and assistants....
La pensée du regard
La pensée du regard. Études d'histoire de l'art du Moyen Âge offertes à Christian Heck (Brepols) is a book in honour of Professor Christian Heck. It contains 35 studies on medieval topics from eminent art historians including Till-Holger Borchert and Cyriel Stroo, among others. This homage to Heck celebrates an art historian of international stature. He is the former Curator and Director of...
Michiel Coxcie, Berlin, Gemäldegalerie © KIK-IRPA, Brussels.
On 9 and 10 February 2017 an international conference will be held on the copies of paintings of Flemish masters from the sixteenth and the seventeenth centuries related to the Hispanic world. The event will take place at the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA) in Brussels and is organized in collaboration with the Spanish National Research Project COPIMONARCH. La copia pictórica en...
Anonymous, Mass of Saint Gregory, Groeninge Museum, Bruges.
Anonymous, Mass of Saint Gregory (detail), Groeninge Museum, Bruges. The Groeninge Museum recently acquired a late-medieval panel depicting the Mass of Saint Gregory. The intriguing subject became highly popular in Northern Renaissance painting during the 15th and early 16th century when the transubstantiation - the bread and wine offered at the sacrament of the Eucharist during mass changes...