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van Eyck Brothers, Ghent Altarpiece, Ghent, Saint Bavo Cathedral
The Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK/IRPA) and its Centre for the Study of the Flemish Primitives are honoured to announce the Van Eyck Studies Colloquium in Brussels on 19-21 September 2012. The colloquium is intended for art-historians, curators, conservators and scientists studying painting from the Southern Netherlands in the 15th century. This is the eighteenth in a series of...
Meester van de Legende van de Heilige Lucia, Triptiek van de Lamentatie
A private collector recently paid one million euro for a triptych by the Master of the Legend of Saint Lucy The Triptych of the Lamentation of Biscay was executed between 1480 and 1490 by the anonymous Master of the Legend of Saint Lucy. The large work (290 x 176 cm) was in the possession of a family from Lekeitio (on the Bay of Biscay) and remained for five centuries in the presence of the...
Drawings by Bosch
Jheronimus Bosch (ca. 1450-1516) primarily enjoys recognition for his fantastic and nearly diabolical works with various creatures that in general have a moralising meaning. However, Bosch was also an accomplished drawer. Up until now, the body of works with the drawings of Bosch has not yet been studied in full. The new publication Hieronymus Bosch. Die Zeichnungen has the ambition to fill this...
The Memling in Saint Jan's Hospital Museum Excited about Double Exhibition
For the Memling in Saint Jan's Hospital Museum, 2012 is becoming a golden year. In May, an exhibition opens, which can be called exceptional in more ways than one. It bears the title of The Mourners: Tears of Love and Sadness and has as its subject sorrow, loss and emptiness after the death of a loved one. Laurent Busine, Director of the Musées des Arts Contemporains MAC's Grand-Hornu, is fully...
Van Eyck Brothers, Ghent Altarpiece, 1432, Saint Bavo Cathedral Ghent.
It is now possible to zoom into the intricate, breathtaking details of one of the most important works of art in the world, thanks to a newly completed website focused on the Ghent Altarpiece. A stunning and highly complex painting composed of separate oak panels, The Mystic Lamb of 1432 by Hubert and Jan van Eyck, known as the Ghent Altarpiece and kept in the Villa Chapel in St. Bavo Cathedral...
Veronique Vandekerchove (c foto Koen Merens)
The Flemish Art Collection is deeply saddened to share with you the news of Veronique Vandekerchove's death (°1965). Veronique passed away on Wednesday, 25 January, 2012 following a tragic traffic accident. Veronique was a conservator at the city museum M in Leuven. The Flemish Art Collection shall remember Veronique as a trusted council member and active member of the editorial group for the...
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...