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Jan van Eyck, Madonna with canon Joris van der Paele, Groeninge Museum, Bruges.
Since 24 May, Lukas-Art in Flanders is collaborating with ARTstor to share worldwide more than 4400 images from more than 30 important Flemish collections. ARTstor is a digital library for non-profit research. The collections from the three partner museums of the Flemish Art Collection (VKC)-the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA), the Groeninge Museum in Bruges and the Museum of Fine Arts...
Hans Memling, Moreel Triptych (detail), Groeninge Museum Bruges.
In preparation of the XIXth symposium for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting to be held in Bruges (11-13 September 2014), the UCL (Louvain-la-Neuve), the Laboratoire d'étude des œuvres d'art par les méthodes scientifiques (Musée de Louvain-la-Neuve) and Musea Brugge, in conjunction with the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (Brussels), its Centre for the Study of the Flemish...
Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts, Museum Plantin-Moretus
A new piece of academic art research by Lieve Watteeuw and Catherine Reynolds is the basis for the exhibition The Magnificent Middle Ages at the Museum Plantin-Moretus/Print Room. A new catalogue sheds light on the scientific results. In this beautifully produced catalogue, each of the 102 volumes is illustrated in colour, with more extensive coverage of the 55 volumes with the most...
Copy after Rogier van der Weyden, Philip the Good, KMSKA, Antwerp.
The volume Staging the Court of Burgundy (Studies in Medieval and Early Renaissance Art History) presents a study of the Burgundian court during the 15th century, and provides a forum for new research in various fields. In the course of the fifteenth century, the reputation of the Burgundian court rose to an unprecedented level, catapulted forward by ever growing territorial ambitions and...
Hieronymus Cock - The renaissance in print
From 14 March to 9 June 2013 Hieronymus Cock - The renaissance in print runs at M - Museum Leuven. This is the first time in twenty-five years that the activities of the Aux Quatre Vents (At the Sign of the Four Winds) publishing house have been the focus of an exhibition. More than one hundred and fifty rare and fragile works on paper give a broad overview of the production of Cock and his...
Love & Devotion. The Gruuthuse Manuscript
The Gruuthuse Museum is a city palace in Bruges, built in the 15th century. Its most famous resident was Lodewijk van Gruuthuse (approx. 1427-1492), warrior, counsellor and chamberlain of the Dukes of Burgundy. He owned an extensive library containing more than one hundred illuminated or illustrated manuscripts. It is assumed that the Gruuthuse Manuscript also belonged to his bibliographic...
Hans Memling, Moreel Triptych, Groeninge Museum, Bruges.
The National Geographic Channel is renowned worldwide for its documentaries on Science and Nature. For the first time in the history of the channel, a Flemish series of five scientific documentaries has been made. In the series, Behind the Science, there is a behind-the-scenes look at the scientific research going on at the University of Antwerp. On 21 March, the series begins with the...
Private Collection, Courtesy of Jean-Luc Baroni Ltd
One of the most spectacular paintings of the Flemish Primitives, which was to be seen in the previous decade at the prestigious art fair TEFAF in Maastricht, will be exhibited in the Groeninge Museum beginning this week. It concerns a panel with the depiction of Pentecost that was completed by the Master of the Baroncelli portraits (an anonymous painter from Bruges) around 1480/90. The...
Hans Memling, Christ Blessing. (Photo: Sotheby's)
The previously unknown painted panel by Hans Memling (ca. 1435-1494), which until recently was in a private collection on the East Coast of the United States, though which was discovered, went up for auction at Sotheby's in New York. Christ Blessing ultimately went for a record amount of $4,114,500 (or 3,034,438 euro). Before the auction the value of the painting was estimated to be between 1 and...
Crucifixion of Christ, 25.4 x 18.7 cm, private collection
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...