The Ghent altarpiece is forever engraved in our memories as a turning point in art history. For six centuries, people from all over the world have been coming to Ghent to admire this work. Its appeal is enormous. Jan Van Eyck was an innovator, a pioneer, a genius and an artistic wonder. The legacy he left the city of Ghent is invaluable.

To this day, Van Eyck's craftsmanship continues to inspire not only art historians, but also entrepreneurs, writers and artists. Ready to immerse yourself in the wondrous world of oil painting, symbolism in the painting or Van  Eyck’s influence in the world of fashion? Browse through our blog posts and discover the universe of the genius that was Van Eyck.

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The Ghent altarpiece and van Eyck

Who was Jan van Eyck, and what makes the Ghent altarpiece so special? Are you a hard core fan or have you just discovered this work and its creator? You will find all the information you need here!