Jan van Eyck was the most innovative artist of his time. In this thick, glossy special issue you can read everything about the latest insights into the painter, his works and the era in which he lived.
Jan van Eyck was the most innovative artist of his age. In this extensive, luxurious special, you can discover the latest insights into the painter’s oeuvre and the period in which he lived.
The Van Eyck brothers
Very little is known about the mysterious Van Eyck family. Who painted what in the Ghent Altarpiece?
The Ghent Altarpiece in perspective.
Van Eyck is sometimes called the godfather of Early Netherlandish painting, with the Ghent Altarpiece as a benchmark. Full of mystical elements, the painting has had a turbulent history. A thorough restoration process revealed that the original altarpiece had been covered by overlying layers of paint and varnish for centuries. And what is the forbidden fruit Eve is holding?
Van Eyck and the city of Ghent.
The streets and alleys of medieval Ghent were a quite nice place to be. The street layout of Ghent has remained virtually unchanged.
Life in the Middle Ages.
Jan Van Eyck’s lifetime was characterised by lavish banquets, devastating diseases and exotic visitors.