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Jan van Eyck back in the Hague?
For quite some time now, a drawing in the Louvre in Paris has been the cause for a bit of consideration. Since the middle of the 19th Century, the coloured, medieval appearing drawing with a 17th-century inscription has been viewed with suspicion. People have argued over the dating of it (15th Century?), the presentation (angling for a mate?), the authenticity (copy after Jan van Eyck?), and the...
 Matthias Weniger, Sittow, Morros, Juan de Flandes. Drei Maler aus dem Norden am
The Flemish Research Centre for the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands, which is located in the Sint-Andreas School on the Garenmarkt in Bruges and that is an initiative of the Groeninge Museum of Bruges, is especially pleased about being able to support the publication of the important and long-awaited study of Matthias Weniger: Sittow, Morros, Juan de Flandes: Drei Maler aus dem Norden am Hof...
Albrecht Bouts (1451/55 - 1549)
Albrecht Bouts (1451/55-1549) is the first monograph with an oeuvre catalogue dedicated to Albrecht Bouts. Bouts was the youngest son of Dieric Bouts. He was trained in his father's studio in Leuven. For his time, Bouts lived an exceptionally long life. The volume opens with an overview of the reception history of the painter. Subsequently, the artistic personality of the master, the family...
Brussels, KBR, ms. 9242, Jacques de Guise, Chroniques de Hainaut
The Royal Library of Belgium, Illuminare - Study Centre for Medieval Art, the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France are organising a large international conference that will take place in Brussels November 16-18. As a continuation of the Flemish Miniatures exhibition organised by the Royal Library of Belgium and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, New...
Hugo van der Goes, De zondeval, c.1475  © Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
The Gemäldegalerie of the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna possesses one of the most important collections of Old Masters in the world. Within the collection, the art of the Southern Low Countries from the 15th to the 17th Century is one of the strong points. From this, 54 masterpieces, which are part of the exhibition, Imperial Treasure, are on loan to the Groeninge Museum in Bruges. This...
Van Eyck brothers, Ghent Altarpiece (detail), 1432, Saint Bavo Cathedral Ghent
The urgent conservation treatment of the Ghent Altarpiece in the Saint Bavo Cathedral in Ghent was finalised in October 2010. It provided a unique opportunity to thoroughly document Van Eyck's use of materials and his painting technique, and to record the state of conservation of the masterpiece. Scientific documentation methods such as high resolution macro photography under visible and infrared...
Rogier van der Weyden en atelier, De Zeven Sacramenten
After the re-opening of the M Leuven on 20 September 2009, the Royal Museum for Fine Arts of Antwerp placed six paintings by Old Masters (Quentin Massijs and Bernard van Orley) on long-term loan. Following the exhibition Rogier van der Weyden 1400|1464. De Passie van de Meester from 2009, a number of masterpieces remained in the M. The masterpiece The Seven Sacraments and the Annunciation of...
Antonello da Messina, Calvary
The conservation treatment of Antonello da Messina's the Calvary for the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) has been completed. The painting is a great piece by this Italian Renaissance master, just forty-six of whose works survive worldwide. Susan Farnell, a conservator with many years of experience, described the conservation project as her toughest assignment yet. The heavy overpainting...
Jan Gossart, Portrait of a man
Restoration has revealed that Portrait of a Man, a painting in the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) that had previously been attributed to a follower of Jan Gossart, is in fact by the Flemish Master himself. Portrait of a Man has been in the Royal Museum collection since 1841. It was bequeathed to the museum by Florent van Ertborn, alongside work by, among others, Jan...