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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...
 'Meesterwerk. Van van Eyck tot Rubens in detail'
Till-Holger Borchert (Chief Conservator of the Groeninge Museum, Bruges) introduces an overview of important Flemish masterpieces in Meesterwerk. Van van Eyck tot Rubens in detail. Within this exceptionally large dimension, the smallest details are zoomed in upon in the works of art. This publication was made by Lannoo and Lukas. Art in Flanders (the online image bank). 40 masterpieces by Flemish...
Jan van Eyck, Madonna with Canon Joris van der Paele , Groeninge Museum, Bruges.
Douglas Brine (Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas (USA)) is the second speaker of the fall 2013 lectures of the Flemish Research Centre for the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands. Reflection and remembrance in Jan van Eyck's Van der Paele Virgin It was not until the mid-twentieth century that the small figure reflected in Saint George's shield in Jan van Eyck's Madonna with Canon Joris van...
Master of the Passion of Darmstadt, Crucifixion, Hessisches Landesmuseum.
Upon the preparations for the exhibition, Van Eyck to Dürer, two panels from an anonymous Master from the area of the Middle Rhine came to the Groeninge Museum in Bruges in the early part of 2010. The side panels, which were made circa 1450, belong to the collection of the Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt (Germany), that closed its doors for a large-scale renovation. Consequently, the paintings...