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Van Eyck's Optical Revolution: an indispensable resource for Van Eyck fans and scholars alike



Flemish painter Jan Van Eyck (c. 1390-1441) towered above his contemporaries. With his unprecedented technique, scientific knowledge and unparalleled powers of observation, Van Eyck lifted oil painting to previously unseen heights and helped determine the course of Western art.


This exquisite tome is the tie-in catalogue to the exhibition currently on at the Museum of Fine Arts Ghent, which hosts the largest ever collection and exhibition of Van Eyck’s work. Central to the exhibition are the eight restored exterior panels of the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, a highly exceptional loan from St Bavo’s Cathedral in Ghent.


This book is much more than just an exhibition catalogue. It helps to unravel some of the myths that surround Van Eyck and his technique while showing his complete oeuvre and his influence in a new perspective. Filled with essays by leading experts from around the world, this book is an indispensable resource for Van Eyck fans and scholars alike.



Van Eyck: An Optical Revolution

Published by: Hannibal Publishing Published: February 2020 Price: €64.50