The new museum opens straight away with a pop-up exhibition on perspective and geometry in the oeuvre of Jan Van Eyck. The focus of the exhibition will be on his famous masterpiece Virgin and Child with Canon van der Paele. Is it true that Van Eyck did not know the laws of perspective in art, as is generally assumed? Why then does his oeuvre feel so right? A scientist and a group of architecture students try to answer these questions. The temporary exhibition confronts their scientific analysis with the artistic analysis of four contemporary artists. Like Van Eyck, they are looking for their own perspective. This results in a different kind of knowledge. Is it knowledge that leads to harmony? Or rather friction? Welcome to Jan Van Eyck's studio!
A guide will take your group in tow and together you will delve into the GUM’s challenging and surprising story. Stroll past hundreds of objects taken from the university’s unique scientific collections, and immerse yourself in the beautiful selected highlights from the fields of medicine to ethnography, from biology to archaeology, from engineering to linguistics.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Group: a maximum of 20 people per guide
Price: € 85 + Admission fee
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The pop-up exhibition at the Ghent University Museum opens in March 2020.