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Virtual tour in Van Eyck. An optical revolution

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Jan en Hubert Van Eyck, Elisabeth Borluut, uit: De Aanbidding van het Lam Gods, 1432 (buitenluik detail). Sint-Baafskathedraal, Gent. - Art in Flanders vzw

From February 1st until March 12th 2020, the Museum of Fine Arts Ghent (MSK) hosted the largest Jan van Eyck exhibition in history. During these weeks, nearly 130,000 visitors came closer to Van Eyck than was ever possible before, but unfortunately the COVID-19 crisis forced us to close the exhibition earlier. In order to allow as many people as possible to enjoy the exhibition, it was made accessible in a virtual tour.

“If you love art, you’ll love this show” – BBC

“So unlikely to be repeated that the museum might as well use ‘now or never’” – Wall Street Journal

Only about twenty works of this Flemish master have been preserved worldwide. At least half of them travelled to our museum. They were brought together with work from Van Eyck’s studio and copies of paintings that have since disappeared. But also with more than 100 masterpieces from the late Middle Ages. No less than 13 museum galleries were redesigned for the exhibition.

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