Art, Culture

The Road to Van Eyck

Copyright Picture Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, 2013

Back in January 2013 I visited the museum Boijmans van Beuningen, located in Rotterdam.

It is a beautiful museum with different exhibitions.

They’ve got now a Design Collection that will be exhibited till the end of 2014.

This blog post was back in May 2013 written on my own Google Sites and Blogger.com website and is now transferred as a copy to my blog. So it is written a while ago but since I am visiting more and more art exhibitions, it is getting more relevant for my point of view on art. I hope you still  enjoy this blog post.

And the have got a big collection of paintings and statues that will stand there for a few years.

Except that the exhibition goes about the Road to Van Eyck, the museum leads you also on a road through the history about Van Eyck. From elegance to naturalism, the art of painting around 1400, Paris and Burgundy, The Netherlands and Western Germany. A road through many countries, paintings, people and colours. How Van Eyck combined his miniature paintings in a breviary with other painters around a story written by Etienne Chevalier. There are also plaquettes of a reliquary bust of St. Servatius, made round 1403. Which reminds me about Maastricht, where the saint is St. Servatius. St. Servatius Basilica, St. Servatius Bridge and so on…

But we are following the road to Van Eyck so….

Once you have seen the paintings of Van Eyck, you will understand more about the historical art at the end of the Middle Ages. The bright colours, the precision, the miniatures, the details. It is incredibly wonderful!

It is funny that not only here are the paintings of Van Eyck, but also in Brugge, Belgium. In the museum Historium where they will tell you all the things about Brugge around the Middle Ages. So these paintings are beginning on a new travel on the old road of before.

The drawings and paintings from the real Van Eyck are very precisely drawn. It is incredibly wonderful!

This exhibition in Boijmans van Beuningen was exhibited until the 10th of February 2013.

More info about the museum you can find on their website and also on ARTtube, where I wrote about in a previous blog: ARTtube

This blog post was back in may 2013 written on my own Google Sites and Blogger.com website and is now transferred as a copy to my blog. So it is written a while ago but since I am visiting more and more art exhibitions, it is getting more relevant for my point of view on art. I hope you enjoyed this blog post.

Greetings by Sophie

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