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Jean Fouquet, 'Madonna Surrounded by Seraphim and Cherubim', KMSKA.
Beginning 12 February 2014, the famous Madonna Surrounded by Seraphim and Cherubim by Jean Fouquet from the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA) will be exhibited in the Prado in Madrid. The work has never been on display before in Spain, and moreover, it has been since 1904 that the work of art has travelled abroad. The painting by Jean Fouquet (1420-1471), the Madonna Surrounded by...
Publication Rogier van der Weyden and Stone Sculpture in Brussels
The activities of Rogier van der Weyden (1399/1400-1464) were much wider in scope than the well-known painted oeuvre that has been the subject of so many publications. Rogier van der Weyden and Stone Sculpture in Brussels (Brepols), with its focus on stone sculpture in Brussels at the time that Rogier was established there, an area of art history that to date has been little explored, offers a...
19th Symposium Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting
The Université catholique de Louvain (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve), the Laboratoire d'étude des œuvres d'art par les méthodes scientifiques (Musée de Louvain-la-Neuve) and the Flemish research centre for the arts in the Burgundian Netherlands of the Groeningemuseum (Musea Brugge) are honoured to announce the XIXth symposium for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting which will be held in...
Jan van Hemessen, 'Saint Jerome as a Monk', Museum Rockox House, Antwerp.
Visitors to Antwerp's Rockox House will get an impression of the opulence of the 17th century town houses of the city. Top pieces from Antwerp's Royal Museum of Fine Arts (KMSKA), currently closed for restoration, and the most important works from the Rockox House Museum transform this former burgomaster's patrician residence into a luxurious art cabinet. A luxurious Art Cabinet During the 16th...
New publication: À la mode italienne
With her research into the archives of the Chambre des comptes de Lille, one of the most prestigious archives in the North of France, Federica Veratelli casts new light on the manner by which the Renaissance art of Italy swept into Flanders after the death of Charles the Bold in 1477. Because of their influence in the world of finances, the Italians were the chosen middlemen for the Burgundians,...
Illuminare launches new website
Illuminare - Centre for the Study of Medieval Art (KU Leuven) launched its new website. Illuminare, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, focuses on the contextual meaning and reception history of Early Netherlandish art, technical research, the conservation and cataloguing of illuminated manuscripts and the iconology of the Middle Ages from an interdisciplinary perspective (Iconology...
Launch of ‘The book of miracles’
The Book of Miracles that first surfaced a few years ago and recently made its way into an American private collection is one of the most spectacular new discoveries in the field of Renaissance art. The nearly complete surviving illustrated manuscript, which was created in the Swabian Imperial Free City of Augsburg around 1550, is composed of 169 pages with large-format illustrations in gouache...
James Bloom, Visiting Professor at the University of Antwerp
From 12 through 20 December, James Bloom (Centre College, Louisville, Kentucky (USA)) is affiliated with the Department of History at the University of Antwerp as a Visiting Professor. He will primarily be active in lessons on the socio-economic history of the Middle Ages. Bloom also works on the Early Modern Period. This connection makes his visit also interesting for everyone who is engaged in...
Permanent closure of the exhibition 'The Heritage of Rogier van der Weyden'
From the press release of the KMSKB on 21 November: Contrary to the statement in the last press release, it is no longer possible to guarantee that the roof of the building housing the exhibition The Heritage of Rogier van der Weyden  is watertight. In order to prevent any eventual problems and as a precaution, the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels have decided to close the...
Lecture: 'The donor portrait in early Netherlandish painting'
Johanna Scheel (Universität Frankfurt) is the last speaker of the fall 2013 lectures of the Flemish Research Centre for the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands. The donor portrait in early Netherlandish painting. Emotional strategies of seeing and self-knowledge Early Netherlandish painting reinvented the donor portrait. Donors are given a new position, meaning and rank in the image; they now come...