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The Ghent altarpiece : Van Eyck : art, history, science and religion

Danny Praet (UGent) and Maximiliaan Martens (UGent)
(2019)
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The Ghent Altarpiece or the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, by the Van Eyck brothers (1432), is recognised worldwide as a great work of art, and one of the most influential paintings ever made. It was the world’s first major oil painting, and it is laced with religious mysticism. The work almost reads like an A to Z of Christianity – from the Annunciation to the symbolic sacrifice of Christ, with the ‘Mystic Lamb’ on an altar in a heavenly meadow, bleeding into the Holy Grail. For the first time, this book gathers together diverse insights on the Ghent Altarpiece, the monumental polyptych that the brothers Hubert and Jan van Eyck realised with the assistance of a large workshop and advisers on the painting’s subject matters. This book has the same aim: to bring together experts from the most diverse disciplines. Only by combining the perspectives of (art) historians, philosophers, religious studies scholars, mathematicians and specialists in optics can one fully understand the riches and depth of this masterpiece. Lavishly illustrated, including details that have come to light using state-of-the-art techniques during the current conservation project and are not always visible to the naked eye.
Keywords
Van Eyck, Lam Gods, Ghent Altarpiece, Agneau mystique

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Praet, Danny, and Maximiliaan Martens, eds. 2019. “The Ghent Altarpiece : Van Eyck : Art, History, Science and Religion”. Veurne: Hannibal.
APA
Praet, D., & Martens, M. (Eds.). (2019). The Ghent altarpiece : Van Eyck : art, history, science and religion. Veurne: Hannibal.
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Praet D, Martens M, editors. The Ghent altarpiece : Van Eyck : art, history, science and religion. Veurne: Hannibal; 2019.
MLA
Praet, Danny, and Maximiliaan Martens, eds. “The Ghent Altarpiece : Van Eyck : Art, History, Science and Religion.” 2019 : n. pag. Print.
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Van Eyck brothers (1432), is recognised worldwide as a great work
of art, and one of the most influential paintings ever made. It was
the world’s first major oil painting, and it is laced with religious
mysticism. The work almost reads like an A to Z of Christianity – from
the Annunciation to the symbolic sacrifice of Christ, with the ‘Mystic
Lamb’ on an altar in a heavenly meadow, bleeding into the Holy Grail.
For the first time, this book gathers together diverse insights on the
Ghent Altarpiece, the monumental polyptych that the brothers Hubert
and Jan van Eyck realised with the assistance of a large workshop
and advisers on the painting’s subject matters. This book has the
same aim: to bring together experts from the most diverse disciplines.
Only by combining the perspectives of (art) historians, philosophers,
religious studies scholars, mathematicians and specialists in optics
can one fully understand the riches and depth of this masterpiece.
Lavishly illustrated, including details that have come to light using
state-of-the-art techniques during the current conservation project and
are not always visible to the naked eye.},
  editor       = {Praet, Danny and Martens, Maximiliaan},
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  keywords     = {Van Eyck,Lam Gods,Ghent Altarpiece,Agneau mystique},
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  pages        = {368},
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  title        = {The Ghent altarpiece : Van Eyck : art, history, science and religion},
  year         = {2019},
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