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Following the Ghent Altarpiece, the World's Most Stolen (and Well-Traveled) Artwork

How does it make you feel to know a famous painting has had "a longer and more exciting life than any person can probably have?"
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The Ghent Altarpiece - What Makes it So Suited for the Liturgy?

Religion / Catholicism : New Liturgical Movement

One of the greatest masterpieces ever painted, the Ghent Altarpiece (also known as the “Adoration of the Mystic Lamb”) was created in the 15th century by Flemish brothers Hubert and Jan Van Eyck. While broad appeal is not the only n...

The Painting Hitler Fought For

News : The Daily Beast

The Ghent Altarpiece is one of the worlds most abused and threatened artworks, even becoming the center of a tug of love between Hitler and Goring.

The Ghent Altarpiece online in extreme detail

History / Ancient History : The History Blog

The Ghent Altarpiece, a dramatic and complex painting on multiple hinged oak panels started by Hubert van Eyck and completed by his brother Jan in 1432, is displayed within a bulletproof glass enclosure in Saint Bravo Cathedral in G...

Ghent Altarpiece extensively overpainted

History / Ancient History : The History Blog

The Ghent Altarpiece, the 18-panel polyptych masterpiece painted by Hubert and Jan van Eyck for the Saint Bavo Cathedral in Ghent, Belgium, has had a tough life since it was completed in 1432. It’s been taken apart, stolen, split, b...


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