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Ghent Altarpiece extensively overpainted

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, burned, vandalized, cropped, pawned, hidden and shipped cross-continent. Even its permanent home in Saint Bavo, a [...]

Conservation treatment, research and touristic-education program surrounding the Ghent Altarpiece

5 months agoArts : Artdaily

The KIK-IRPA and its partners presented the spectacular discoveries made during the conservation treatment and study of the Ghent Altarpiece by the Van Eyck brothers. Since the previous press conference in June 2013, the conservators...Show More Summary

ARCA Lecturer Judge Arthur Tompkins to discuss The Ghent Altarpiece, a stolen masterpiece, on National Radio's show with Kim Hill in NZ

8 months agoArts : ARCAblog

ARCA Lecturer Judge Arthur Tompkins is scheduled as a guest with National Radio's Kim Hill (New Zealand's version of National Public Radio) in the first of a series about stolen masterpieces. On Saturday in New Zealand at 9.40 a.m., Judge Tompkins will speak about The Ghent Altarpiece. Show More Summary

'The Mystery of the Ghent Altarpiece'

If you like mysteries, art and ideally mysteries about art, you'll love this article on the Ghent Altarpiece, which is dubbed the "most stolen artwork of all time." The article focuses on a panel which was stolen in 1934 (after a long...Show More Summary

Hitler’s Hunt for the Holy Grail and the Ghent Altarpiece

Why did Hitler crave the missing panel in the famous Ghent Altarpiece? Maybe because the Nazi’s paranormal research group thought the masterpiece contained a map to the Holy Grail. On the night of 10 April 1934, one of the twelve oak...Show More Summary

Art's perfect theft: the 'Ghent Altarpiece'

2 years agoArts : Artdaily

GHENT (AP).- The main suspect in the legendary art heist is said to have whispered with his dying breath: "Only I know where the 'Adoration' is..." More than seven decades later, the whereabouts of a panel belonging to one of Western art's defining works, the "Adoration of the Mystic Lamb," also known as the "Ghent Altarpiece," remains a mystery. Show More Summary

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The oft-stolen Ghent altarpiece is being restored at a cost of $1.3 million, only a piece or two will be removed from display at a time. But if you can't make it to Ghent you can view the whole altarpiece in 100 billion pixels here. The...Show More Summary

more van eyck than you can handle

There is a completely awesome website called “Closer to Van Eyck: Rediscovering the Ghent Altarpiece.” The ides is simple: make the famous work accessible in insane detail to anyone in the world. Sponsored by the Getty Foundation and the Flemish and East Flanders governments, and carried out by a team of European conservators, the web [...]

The magic JPEGs of the Ghent Altarpiece

3 years agoArts : Modern Art Notes

If you’ve listened to this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast, you heard technical examination specialist Ron Spronk talk about the amazing new “Closer to van Eyck” website. Spronk is something of a rock star among technical art historians: He worked on the remarkable “Mondrian: The Transatlantic Paintings” exhibition at Harvard and on a major show [...]

Closer to Van Eyck

Closer to Van Eyck: Rediscovering the Ghent Altarpiece is an online presentation of the results of a research project that examined the artist’s extraordinary masterwork in extreme detail, both to assess and record its condition for conservation. The site opens up with a full image of the panels of the altarpiece; from there you can [...]

The Ghent Altarpiece online in extreme detail

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 Ghent, Belgium. Painted in the Ars Nova style that rejected the allegorical and idealized forms of the [...]

Ghent Altarpiece Examined

If you can't visit the Ghent Altarpiece, the van Eyck masterpiece of Renaissance art, this is next best: new high resolution imagery that allows viewers to zoom into individual panels microscopically, both in Ghent Altarpiece's closed and open position. Show More Summary

Unprecedented imaging project supported by the Getty reveals master work in minute detail-online

3 years agoArts : Artdaily

LOS ANGELES, CA.- It is now possible to zoom into the intricate, breathtaking details of one of the most important works of art in the world, thanks to a newly completed website focused on the Ghent Altarpiece. A stunning and highlyShow More Summary

Restored Ghent Altarpiece Gets Own Interactive Web Site

3 years agoArts : ArtsBeat

One of the most revered pictures in Western art history, Hubert and Jan van Eyck's "The Mystic Lamb," has been photographed centimeter by centimeter at extremely high resolution for the first time.

Conserving a masterpiece -- the Ghent Altarpiece

4 years agoArts : Culture Monster

When Anne van Grevenstein-Kruse was a child, her family made a pilgrimage from Antwerp to Ghent to see “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb,” the celebrated 15th-century altarpiece by Hubert and Jan van Eyck. “It was still in its original...

Getty Awards $630,000 for Concervation of Ghent Altarpiece and Vasari's Last Supper

5 years agoArts : Artdaily

LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Getty Foundation has awarded $630,000 for the preservation of two major works of art: The Mystic Lamb by Hubert and Jan van Eyck (the Ghent Altarpiece) of 1432 and The Last Supper by Giorgio Vasari of 1546. These...Show More Summary

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