Ghent Altarpiece

For the first time, this book gathers together diverse insights on the Ghent Altarpiece, the monumental poliptych that the brothers Hubert and Jan van Eyck realized with the assistance of a large workshop and advisers on the painting's ...

Ghent Altarpiece

Author: Danny Praet

Publisher: Hannibal

ISBN: 9789492677976

Page: 304

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-Interdisciplinary approach to a major work in art history, offering new insights -Lavishly illustrated -Includes details that have come to light using state-of-the-art techniques during the restoration and conservation project that are not always visible to the naked eye The Ghent Altarpiece or the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, by the Van Eyck brothers (1432), is recognized worldwide as a great work of art, and one of the most influential paintings ever made. It was the world's first major oil painting, and it is laced with religious mysticism. The work almost reads like an A to Z of Christianity - from the Annunciation to the symbolic sacrifice of Christ, with the 'Mystic Lamb' on an altar in a heavenly meadow, bleeding into the Holy Grail. For the first time, this book gathers together diverse insights on the Ghent Altarpiece, the monumental poliptych that the brothers Hubert and Jan van Eyck realized with the assistance of a large workshop and advisers on the painting's subject matters. This book has the same aim: to bring together experts from the most diverse disciplines. Only by combining the perspectives of (art) historians, philosophers, religious studies scholars, mathematicians and specialists in optics can one fully understand the riches and depth of this masterpiece. Lavishly illustrated, including details that have come to light using state-of-the-art techniques during the current conservation project and are not always visible to the naked eye.

The Ghent Altarpiece

The outer panels of the Ghent Altarpiece had been overpainted to a considerable extent. The virtuosity of the Eyckian technique and aesthetics remained hardly visible.

The Ghent Altarpiece

Author: Bart Fransen

Publisher: Brepols Publishers

ISBN: 9782930054384

Page: 430

View: 430

The outer panels of the Ghent Altarpiece had been overpainted to a considerable extent. The virtuosity of the Eyckian technique and aesthetics remained hardly visible. And yet, this had never been observed before the start of the conservation treatment. By removing the overpaint, the tonal richness and the coherent rendering of light and space once again came to the fore. Especially the suggestion of volumes and the spaciousness of the ensemble gained strength because of the virtuoso play of deep shadows and bright light accents, and not in the least because of the surprising trompe-l'oeil effect of the frames conceived as a stone framework. Or to put it in the words of the comments of one of the experts, dr. Maryan Ainsworth: The paintings live and breathe again in the time of the Van Eyck brothers. The sharp observation skills, the quick, accurate execution, the knowledge, curiosity and ingenuity about all the things that are depicted, are now unveiled after centuries. The profit for the knowledge of and further research into the essence of Eyckian aesthetics is considerable. And finally there is the discovery that the much-discussed quatrain was applied simultaneously with the polychromy of the frames: a real 'coup de foudre' in the discourse of the current art-historical research! The subtleties of the Eyckian technique could also be mapped out in more detail. How the Van Eycks managed to keep the final result and the desired effect in mind during every phase of the execution, from imprimatura to finishing touch. The artists made a statement about the art of painting, giving 'technique' as such a new prominence. The Ghent Altarpiece may be understood at some point as a major showpiece for a highly sophisticated pictorial technique.

The Ghent Altarpiece by the Brothers Van Eyck

"For over a hundred years, no fewer than twelve paintings from the world-renowned Ghent Altarpiece were located in the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin.

The Ghent Altarpiece by the Brothers Van Eyck

Author: Stephan Kemperdick

Publisher:

ISBN: 9783731901464

Page: 160

View: 435

The monumental Ghent altarpiece by the brothers Van Eyck is undoubtedly considered one of the main works of European art history. Since its completion in 1432, the Ghent altarpiece has attracted attention and interest over centuries. It has been a model for other painters, it has been praised by writers, and it has been copied in natural size. This publication offers the first overall view of all aspects of the Ghent altarpiece from its establishment and preservation to its reception and lasting influence.

Perspectives on the Painting Technique of Jan Van Eyck

This exploration of Jan van Eyck s technique stimulates new responses to questions concerning production of some of the most iconic images in the history of art.

Perspectives on the Painting Technique of Jan Van Eyck

Author: Noelle Streeton

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781904982708

Page: 206

View: 680

This exploration of Jan van Eyck s technique stimulates new responses to questions concerning production of some of the most iconic images in the history of art.

The Ghent Altarpiece

THE GHENT ALTARPIECE Cathedral of St Bavo Ghent KEY TO THE PANELS
OF THE GHENT ALTARPIECE ( foldout ) Cathedral opening times : 1 April - 31
October : Monday to Sunday : 8.30 am -6pm 1 November - 31 March : Monday to
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The Ghent Altarpiece

Author: Peter Schmidt

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 70

View: 870

Der Genter Altar

Seit seiner Vollendung im Jahr 1432 hat der Genter Altar über Jahrhunderte hinweg immer wieder die Aufmerksamkeit auf sich gezogen; er diente anderen Malern als Vorbild, er wurde von Schriftstellern gewürdigt und in Originalgröße ...

Der Genter Altar

Author: Stephan Kemperdick

Publisher: Michael Imhof Verlag

ISBN: 9783731904564

Page: 184

View: 114

The large Altarpiece by the Eyck brothers, placed in St. Bavo in Ghent, is one of the most famous works in European art history. Since 1492, it has been an example for other artists, and was reproduced multiple times. This book contains several essays by international scholars, which deal with different aspects of the art work, its history, and it reception.

A World History of Art

IN CONTEXT The Ghent Altarpiece JAN VAN EYCK AND HIS PATRONS The
altarpiece of the Lamb of God by the brothers Hubert and Jan van Eyck is one of
the few large fifteenth - century polyptychs ( multi - panelled paintings ) that can
be ...

A World History of Art

Author: Hugh Honour

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856694513

Page: 936

View: 198

Expanded to include the discoveries in prehistoric art as well as the developments in non-Western and modern art since the 6th edition, this is a wide ranging history of art.

Jan Van Eyck

In a fascinating recovery of the neglected human dimension that is present in these works, Craig Harbison interrogates the personal histories of the worldly participants of such masterpieces as the Virgin and Child with George van der Paele ...

Jan Van Eyck

Author: Craig Harbison

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9780948462795

Page: 228

View: 924

Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.

Early Netherlandish Paintings

24 ] is not , as people held , a pastiche after the Ghent Altarpiece by an
anonymous follower of Jan van Eyck , but a copy of a lost original by Jan himself .
He would have used this original as a model for the polyptych . In Herzner's view
, Jan ...

Early Netherlandish Paintings

Author: Bernhard Ridderbos

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789053566145

Page: 481

View: 368

An illustrated scholarly analysis of the art and the cultural interpretations of the Flemish Primitives.

The Ghent Altar

The author bases her account in part on extant visual sources which ' document '
some aspect of the original frame , including an anonymous copy of the Ghent
Altar in the Prado known as the Fountain of Life , a nineteenth century painting of
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The Ghent Altar

Author: Benjamin Samuel Binstock

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

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Opening Doors

On the Beaune Altarpiece's exterior (color plate 12), the continuum of chromatic
levels in the ghent Altarpiece (color plate 6)—grisaille (saints), reduced
coloration (Annunciation and prophets and sibyls), and full color (donors)—is
replaced by ...

Opening Doors

Author: Lynn F. Jacobs

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271048409

Page: 357

View: 178

"A study of Netherlandish triptychs from the early fifteenth century through the early seventeenth century, covering works by Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden, Hugo van der Goes, Hieronymus Bosch, and Peter Paul Rubens. Explores how the triptych format structures and generates meaning"--Provided by publisher.