One of the greatest discoveries at the exhibition, The Road to Van Eyck, currently on view at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, is a drawing of the Crucifixion of Christ attributed to Van Eyck's studio. The drawing, which was unknown until recently, provides vital information about the work of the great Flemish painter. Its composition is very similar to the left-hand panel of the diptych by Van Eyck in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. However, the exact relationship between the painting and the newly discovered drawing is unclear.
On 10 February, there will be a special symposium dedicated to the drawing. Speakers from the Netherlands and abroad will share their insights into the drawing. Issues to be discussed include the attribution, the dating and the relationship to the painting in New York, as well as the results of recently conducted scientific research into the materials. The symposium will be conducted in English.
There will be lectures by:
Dr. Maryan Ainsworth, Curator of European paintings, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Dr. Till-Holger Borchert, Chief curator, Groeningemuseum, Musea Brugge, Brugge, Belgium (Read his opinion on the subject)
Dr. Stephanie Buck, Curator of drawings, Courtauld Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Prof. Dr. Fritz Koreny, Senior researcher, Corpus of Netherlandish and German Drawings 1350-1500, Institut für Kunstgeschichte der Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Dr. Guido Messling, Curator of German paintings, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna, Austria
Prof. Dr. Arie Wallert, Curator of technical painting research, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands and Rijksmuseumchair Atelier Practice, University of Amsterdam
When: 10 february, 13:30-17:00
Where: Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
€ 3,50 (exclusive admission to the museum and surcharges)