Discover the oeuvre of Jan van Eyck online! The benchmark website closertovaneyck.kikirpa.be has been expanded with macro photos and scientific imagery of 20 works by Jan Van Eyck and his workshop from 11 renowned European museums. The zoom function invites you to enjoy and study the high resolution images in microscopic magnification and the split-screen function allows to compare different types of images of Van Eyck’s oeuvre, including the Ghent Altarpiece.
All images are available in open access and were made by the Imagery unit of the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels) using state-of-the-art equipment and a standardized protocol.
Now online at closertovaneyck.kikirpa.be > Further works by Jan van Eyck
This New Year’s present to art professionals and amateurs alike is the result of the VERONA project led by the Centre for the Study of the Flemish Primitives at KIK-IRPA. The Centre’s art historians and the specialized photographers of the Imagery unit will continue their travels throughout Europa and abroad until 2019, which will amount to the online availability of the complete oeuvre of Jan van Eyck and his workshop.
The VERONA-project is financed by the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO) in the framework of its BRAIN-programme and is realised with the support of Musea Brugge and the collaboration of Closer to Van Eyck.
Project partners: Closer to Van Eyck; Kenniscentrum vzw, Bruges; Universiteit Antwerpen; Universum Digitalis; Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Museum partners: Antwerp: Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Rockoxhuis | Berlin: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie | Bruges: Musea Brugge | Dresden: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister | Frankfurt: Städel Museum | Madrid: Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza | Paris: Musée du Louvre | Rotterdam: Museum Boijmans van Beuningen | ‘s-Hertogenbosch: Het Noordbrabants Museum | Sibiu: Brukenthal National Museum | Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum, Gemäldegalerie | Washington: National Gallery of Art.