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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...
Gerard David, The Judgement of Cambyses (right panel), Groeninge Museum, Bruges.
Till-Holger Borchert (Chief curator at the Groeninge Museum, Bruges) presents an overview of the collection in the anniversary issue of CODART's eZine. 'The Fine Arts Museum of Bruges, better known as the Groeningemuseum, is internationally renowned for its significant holdings of early Netherlandish painting, which has formed the core of the museum's most successful exhibitions in recent decades...
Anonymous, Mater Dolorosa and Man of Sorrows, Groeninge Museum, Bruges.
As of 12 October the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium in Brussels will stage an exhibition devoted to painting in Brussels in the period between the death of Rogier van der Weyden (1464) and the activity of Bernard van Orley (1492-1541/42). It is difficult to identify the painters of this period. Among the painters active in Brussels at that moment, Colyn de Coter is the only one of whom...
Rogier van der Weyden, Philippe de Croÿ, Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten.
The exhibition Face to Face: Flanders, Florence, and Renaissance Painting explores how Flemish artists helped make the innovative, sophisticated, and beautiful works of the Italian Renaissance possible. Face to face shows 29 paintings and about six illuminated manuscripts by artists such as Jan van Eyck, Hans Memling, Pietro Perugino, and Domenico Ghirlandaio drawn from The Huntington's...
Exhibition Secrets of the Painters - Cologne in the Middle Ages
The wild beast bares its fangs in a fearful grimace, flames spurt from its maw and sparkling in its bloodshot eyes is a look of the purest evil. While the monster towers above the people in front, in reality this devil is just a detail, viewed through a microscope, from Stefan Lochner's Day of Judgement (c. 1435). This and other breath-taking sights are on show at the Wallraf-Richartz Museum in...
Petrus Christus, Isabella of Portugal with Saint Elisabeth, Groeninge Museum.
On 3 July, the Groeninge Museum in Bruges delivered the panel, Isabella of Portugal with Saint Elisabeth by Petrus Christus on loan to the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. The Bruges work is exhibited in the Kunstkammer (Art Chamber), a modernised and prestigious arrangement in the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Since 1 March 2013, the Kunstkammer, a museum within a museum, has been open to the...