Milano, Castello Sforzesco, July 21 - October 24, 2021.
Edited by M. Bormand, Paolozzi Strozzi B. and F. Tasso.
Milano, 2021; paperback, pp. 512, 330 col. ill., cm 24x29.
cover price: € 45.00
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Edited by G. Belloni and Drusi R.
Thiene, 2007; bound, pp. 736, ill., col. plates, cm 18x25.
(Il Rinascimento Italiano e l'Europa. 2).
FREE (cover price: € 75.00)
Edited by Franceschi F., Goldthwaite R. A. and Müller R. C.
Thiene, 2008; bound, pp. XIV-819, 153 b/w and col. ill., cm 17,5x25.
(Il Rinascimento italiano e l'Europa. Collana diretta da Giovanni Luigi Fontana e Luca Molà. 4).
FREE (cover price: € 95.00)
Torino, 2011; paperback, pp. 120, b/w and col. ill., cm 11,5x18.
FREE (cover price: € 16.00)
The Ghent Altarpiece. Research and Conservation of the Interior: The Lower Register
Turnhout, 2021; bound, pp. 300, col. ill., cm 22x28.
(Contributions To the Study of the Flemish Primitives. 16).
ISBN: 2-930054-41-7 - EAN13: 9782930054414
Subject: Essays (Art or Architecture),Painting
Period: 1400-1800 (XV-XVIII) Renaissance
Weight: 1 kg
The findings reflect those for the closed altarpiece: large areas of the panels were covered with overpaints, the vast majority dating from the 16th century. Their removal allows the Van Eycks brothers' paintings to be truly appreciated again.
The three years that the conservators spent working on the panels enabled them to examine the paintings down to the smallest details. Interdisciplinary collaboration with laboratory scientists, art historians and imaging experts led to a series of discoveries - some anticipated in light of earlier research, others unexpected.
The authenticity of the quatrain stating that Hubert had begun the work, that his brother Jan completed it and that it was presented in 1432, has been firmly established for some years now. New hypotheses are proposed here regarding the division of labour between the two Van Eyck brothers. The contribution of Hubert, who died in 1426, can finally be seen more clearly and is far from negligible. But the removal of overpaints has revealed non-Eyckian interventions too...