No other painter in the history of European art was able to reproduce the details of his reality with comparable brilliance and precision as the founder of Old Netherlandish painting: Jan van Eyck. An interactive digital projection now makes it possible in the Berlin Gemäldegalerie to immerse oneself in the tiniest subtleties of his masterpieces. In addition, the exhibition starting on 20 October 2023 presents original van Eyck works from the museum’s own holdings and sheds light on the art-technological examination and restoration of selected paintings.
At the centre of the exhibition in the Gemäldegalerie’s Wandelhalle is a digital projection of Jan van Eyck’s works, developed by the Royal Institute for Artistic Heritage (KIK-IRPA) in Brussels. With the help of the projections, the viewers can interactively “zoom in” from the overall view of the paintings into detail shots and determine the image section themselves. The enlargements show …
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Fig. above: Jan van Eyck, Portrait of a Man with a Red Chaperone, detail, c. 1435/40, © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie / Jörg P. Anders