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Early Netherlandish Painting in Budapest
The Flemish research centre for the arts in the Burgundian Netherlands in Bruges is proud to announce the publication of Susan Urbach's long awaited catalogue of Early Netherlandish Painting from the collection of the Szépművészeti Múzeum in Budapest. Dr. Urbach, curator for Early German and Flemish Painting in Budapest's Szépművészeti Múzeum since the late 60s, has remained attached...
Lancelot Blondeel, Legend of St George, Groeninge Museum, Bruges.
'The Cult of St George' shows a selection of works (including paintings, sculptures, drawings and illuminated manuscripts) representing the saint in different forms. The exhibition examines how St George and the dragon are identified today with various battles of humanity against hostile forces, but also and perhaps above all against humanity itself as it seeks to define its destiny. The...
Henri Dobbelaere, Memling schildert het Ursulaschrijn, Stedelijke Musea Kortrijk
The exhibition 'Mythical Primitives: the Gothic revival in the 19th century' consists of 6 paintings from the Groeninge Museum collection, supplemented by 9 loans from Belgian as well as international collections. The exhibition focuses on the stylistic revival and thematic fascination with the Flemish Primitives so prominent during the 19th century. This romantic attachment for the art of...
Expo 'Mystieke Muziek' in Caermersklooster
The exhibition ‘Mystical Music' at the Caermersklooster in Ghent highlights the music in the ‘Ghent Altarpiece' by the brothers Van Eyck. Two panels of the ‘Ghent Altarpiece' show figures that are both seraphic and human. On the panel to the left, between Adam and Mary, singers stand by a lectern with a manuscript. On the panel to the right, between Eve and John the Baptist, somebody is playing...
Anonymous (Antwerp), Carved retable of the Passion of Christ, c. 1510. Burgos.
In 2010, Illuminare - Centre for the Study of Medieval Art (KU Leuven) acquired the archive of the eminent Belgian art historian professor Jan Karel Steppe (1918-2009). Steppe is internationally renowned for his groundbreaking research on the influx of Netherlandish art and luxury goods in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Spain. By springtime 2016, his documentation will be archived and the...
Footage of the first edition of the Summer Course
The Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders brings to Flanders, annually, a select group of 18 national and international, highly qualified young researchers. They are presented with an intensive 11-day program of lectures, discussions, and visits related to the specific course theme within Flemish art. This theme varies annually and focuses each year on a different art-historical...
Ambrosius Benson, Deipara Virgo, KMSKA.
The recently restored Gothic Cathedral of Our Lady will host an exhibition where unique illuminated music manuscripts and masterpieces of Flemish primitives will converge, embedded in a digital multimedia world. Peter Imhoff (ca 1470 - 1536), also known as Petrus Alamire, was born into a well-known merchant family in Nuremberg, where he was presumably trained as a musician and music copyist....
Master of 1499, MSK, Gent.
Beginning in July 2015, the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent has provided the diptych Margaret of Austria in worship of the Virgin, attributed to the Master of 1499, on long-term loan to the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. The work will be able to be seen for the duration of a year in the Kunstkammer, the ‘chamber of art and wonders', in which the rich collection of the Habsburg emperors is...
New Chief Curator for the Hospitaalmuseum of Bruges
Ruud Priem (1969, Netherlands) is the new Chief Curator of the Hospitaalmuseum in Bruges. The City of Bruges selected Priem to lead the Hospitaalmuseum as of 1 September. Priem studied at the universities of Padova and Utrecht, graduating with honors. He worked for the Dutch Postgraduate School for Art History in Utrecht, the research institute of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles...
E-book Frames and Supports
The KIK-IRPA publishes the free e-book 'Frames and Supports in 15th and 16th-century Southern Netherlandish Painting' by Hélène Verougstraete. This e-book is published with the support of The Getty Foundation as part of the Panel Paintings Initiative, Musea Brugge and the Flemish research centre for the arts in the Burgundian Netherlands. This e-book serves as an important resource for...