New scientific research into Jan van Eyck's 'Madonna with Canon Joris van der Paele'

From 4 to 18 January 2021, the University of Antwerp (Research groups AXES & ARCHES) is conducting an in-situ examination of Madonna with Canon Joris van der Paele by Jan van Eyck. Crystal structures can be determined using Macroscopic X-ray Powder Diffraction Scanning, or MA-XRPD for short. It enables the researchers to identify the precise pigments that Van Eyck used in his work, for example.

Watch the movie below for more information on the research project. 

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(news item 7 January 2021)