Organised by the Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent, "Jan van Eyck and the Burgundian Court" is a large-scale exhibition dedicated to the life and work of the Flemish master, Jan van Eyck. The late medieval Low Countries presented a uniquely creative environment for artists and artisan. The Court of the Duke of Burgundy, Philip the Good, attracted the most talented artists of the day, while the bustling urban centres offered fertile ground for myriad artistic and artisanal endeavours. Jan van Eyck was a particular ‘star’ at the time, being very much appreciated both as an artist and designer, but also as an adviser and diplomat.Unique ExperienceThe exhibition aims to create a unique experience in which both the sumptuousness of the Burgundian court and the flourishing urban culture are brought to life through paintings, sculptures, drawings, tapestries and miniatures. Each is an example of the extraordinarily inventive imagination and the refi ned aesthetic appreciation of the period. Interactive technology will be employed within the exhibition to strengthen this relationship, and to underscore salient points. Visitors will be witness to the most complete Van Eyck exhibition ever staged: the outer panels of the "Ghent Altarpiece" will be exhibited alongside other masterpieces by Van Eyck, and those of his contemporaries, in a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Van Eyck. An optical revolution


Fernand Scribedreef 1
9000 Ghent


From Saturday, February 1, 2020
To Thursday, April 30, 2020


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