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Hans Memling, Saint John Altarpiece, Saint John's Hospital, Bruges.
The collection of Saint. John's Hospital (Sint-Janshospitaal) in Bruges is crucial for our understanding of the works produced by one of the greatest European masters of the 15th century: Hans Memling. It is there that Memling's only surviving signed and dated altarpieces canbe found. Actually ordered for the hospital and completed in 1479, inscriptions on the still-original frames cite Memling...
Conference: The Art of Law
Conference The Art of Law: Artistic Representations and Iconography of Law & Justice in Context from the Middle Ages to the First World War Recent years have witnessed a clear rise in scholarship on law and the visual, mostly originating in the wider field of law and the humanities. The conference The Art of Law: Artistic Representations and Iconography of Law & Justice in Context from...
Sint-Baafskathedraal Gent © www.lukasweb.be - Art in Flanders vzw.
Brothers Van Eyck, Ghent Altarpiece (closed, after restoration), 1432, Sint-Baafskathedraal Gent © www.lukasweb.be - Art in Flanders vzw. After a conservation and restoration campaign of 4 years, dedicated to the exterior panels of the Ghent Altarpiece (1432) by the Brothers Van Eyck, the panels have been brought back to the Doopkapel in St Bavo's Cathedral in Ghent. The restoration campaign was...
Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders
Several Flemish research centres, universities and art museums collaboratively organise the third edition of the Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders in the summer of 2017. After the success of the two previous editions with a focus on Jan van Eyck and Peter Paul Rubens, this edition zooms in on Late Medieval and Early Renaissance Sculpture. The target group for the course are...
Pieter Pourbus, Last Judgement, Groeninge Museum, Bruges.
In the Fall of 2017, the Groeninge Museum is organising the exhibition Pieter Pourbus and the Claeissens Family. The Bruges painting world in the second half of the 16th Century (12 October 2017 - 21 January 2018). This exhibition examines a period of the Bruges' history of art that is less known than the heavily studied 15th Century of the Flemish Primitives. The art of painting in Bruges,...
Hans Memling, Annuniciation, Groeninge Museum, Brugge.
The Morgan Library & Museum reunites for the first time for an American audience Hans Memling's Triptych of Jan Crabbe. Jan Crabbe was the 26th Abbott of the Duinenabdij in Koksijde. He ordered the triptych in 1472 to celebrate his fifteenth year as a Prelate. The Crabbe Triptych was disassembled in the 18th Century. This exhibition brings together the scattered elements, reuniting the Morgan...
Paul Van Grembergen
In memoriamPaul Van Grembergen, honorary Chairman of the Flemish Art Collection On 4 June 2016, Paul Van Grembergen (1937-2016), our former and honorary Chairman, passed away at the age of 78. Former Minister of Culture, Paul Van Grembergen was involved in the establishment of the Flemish Art Collection, his chairmanship started on 27 December 2006. He fulfilled this task with his characteristic...
Jan van Brussel, The duality of Justice (detail), ca. 1499 © SRAL
From 28 October, 2016 through 5 February, 2017, the Groeninge Museum in Bruges will host the exhibition The Art of Law. Three Centuries of Justice depicted. This art exhibition will feature about 100 artworks from over 30 national and international museums and libraries and will focus on themes related to justice as expressed in artworks of various media from about 1500 through 1800. In 2018,...
Master of the Legend of Saint Lucy, private collection.
This morning it was announced that the Groeninge Museum (Musea Brugge) has received on loan a previously unknown altarpiece by the Bruges Master of the Legend of Saint Lucy. The Master of the Legend of Saint Lucy is an anonymous painter who by some is associated with the 15-century painter François van der Putte. Not only did he receive commissions from local donors, such as Donaas de Moor and...
Exhibition on the flora on the Ghent Altarpiece
The focus of the exhibition A miraculous garden at the Caermersklooster is on the flora on the Ghent Altarpiece by the brothers Van Eyck. The central panel is sumptuously decorated with plants and flowers. Visitors are struck by the diversity and realism, with which the Van Eyck brothers painted this flora and fauna. But the artists did not limit themselves to the unity of time and space....