Publication 'Meesterwerk. Van van Eyck tot Rubens in detail'

Till-Holger Borchert (Chief Conservator of the Groeninge Museum, Bruges) introduces an overview of important Flemish masterpieces in Meesterwerk. Van van Eyck tot Rubens in detail. Within this exceptionally large dimension, the smallest details are zoomed in upon in the works of art. This publication was made by Lannoo and Lukas. Art in Flanders (the online image bank).

40 masterpieces by Flemish Masters from European collections, (from the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid to the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna), are closely examined by Till-Holger Borchert. The most beautiful paintings of Jan van Eyck, Rogier Van der Weyden, Jheronimus Bosch, Pieter Bruegel I, Peter Paul Rubens and many other grand Masters of the Flemish art of painting yield their secrets.

Till-Holger Borchert takes the reader along on an exciting journey through three centuries of Flemish art. He points us the way to the artistic details and shows us the hidden finesses and the specific particularities of the painters. Artist and work are introduced and situated within their historical context.

The following works from the collection of the Flemish Art Collection are discussed extensively in ‘Meesterwerk':

Jan van Eyck, Madonna with Canon Joris van der Paele, Groeninge Museum, Bruges.

Jan van Eyck, Saint Barbara, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp.

Rogier van der Weyden, The seven sacraments, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp.

Hugo van der Goes, The Dormition, Groeninge Museum, Bruges.

Gerard David, Judgement of Cambyses, Groeninge Museum, Bruges.

Gerard David, Baptism of Christ, Groeninge Museum, Bruges.

Quinten Massijs, Altapiece of the Guild of the Joiners, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp.

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(News item 31 October 2013)