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OMG! Van Eyck was here. ¡ tam­bién en el año 2021!

El año temático ‘OMG! Van Eyck was here’ sigue en pie hasta finales de junio de 2021. Hasta entonces, aún se organizarán numerosos eventos centrados en nuestro gran maestro flamenco Jan van Eyck.    

OMG! Van Eyck was here

Quien dice Gante dice el Cordero Místico. Los dos tienen una conexión indisociable. Gante es la ciudad en la que Van Eyck pintó su obra maestra y donde durante más de seis siglos millones de visitantes de todo el mundo vienen a visitar esta pieza de altar. En el año 2020, la ciudad hará un homenaje a Jan Van Eyck y su tríptico del Cordero Místico en un año festivo lleno de eventos y actividades para todas las edades. Van Eyck estuvo aquí. Y ha venido para quedarse. ¿Y usted?

Van Eyck. An opti­cal revo­lu­tion

In 2020, the Museum of Fine Arts (MSK) Ghent is organizing the largest Jan van Eyck exhibition ever. Only about twenty works of this Flemish master have been preserved worldwide. At least half of them travel to our museum. They are 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 rooms are being redesigned for this.

Visi­tors’ cen­tre St Bavo's Cathe­dral

St Bavo's Cathedral, the home of the Ghent Altarpiece, is receiving a brand-new visitors’ centre where the restored panels of the altarpiece and various other authentic art treasures can be admired in all their glory. With the help of augmented reality, you will be able to travel deep into the past and live the turbulent history of the Ghent Altarpiece and the cathedral as if you were there yourself.

Ghent Flo­ra­lies

In 2020, the Ghent Floralies festival with its theme ‘My paradise, a worldly garden’ is all about quiet, calm, and the heavenly flowers and horticultural plants depicted in the Ghent Altarpiece. Floral masters will create an interpretation of the altarpiece, connecting art, Ghentish heritage, and mastery. Horticulturalists will in turn draw inspiration directly from the Ghent Altarpiece for their own creations. This promises to be a magnificent spectacle of scents and colours, giving the visitor the sense that they were dropped in the middle of Van Eyck’s paradise garden.

Kleu­reyck. Van Eyck’s colours in design

The Ghent Altarpiece is famous for its special and intense colours, which were fully uncovered again during the recent restoration.  Jan Van Eyck used oil paint as well as layers of transparent coloured glaze to achieve an innovative mix of shades, clarity and saturation. His inspiring technique and colour use form the point of departure of an exhibition on innovative and diverse use of colours, linking the present and the past. 

Lights on Van Eyck

In 2020, St Nicholas' Church is the ideal location for those who enjoy a unique blend of multimedia art, music and projection. A digital and musical reinterpretation of the Ghent Altarpiece composed by Mat Collishaw is sure to bring you pure wonderment for half an hour. Enter the church, behold a magical light show with projections on all walls and vaults, and engage in a digital arts experience. Regular live performances complete the picture.

Van Eyck in depth. Fric­tion and har­mony through the eyes of archi­tects and artists

In March 2020, a new science museum will open its doors around the corner of MSK Gent and S.M.A.K. The Ghent University Museum, in short GUM, will allow you to take a look into the mind of a scientist. 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!

Kris Mar­tin | EXIT

‘EXIT’ is the first Belgian retrospective dedicated to the work of Kris Martin (b. 1972, Kortrijk, Belgium). The artist is nationally recognised for ‘Altar’, his sculpture on the beach of Ostend. After having shown his work internationally for twenty years, the Belgian public is finally being given the opportunity to get to know his eloquent oeuvre in more detail.