From the colloquium website
K.U.Leuven hosts the Colloquium "Rogier van der Weyden in context" from 22 to 24 October 2009. This 2009 colloquium is the XVII Symposium for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting.
The international conference will take place while the exhibition Rogier van der Weyden, ca. 1400-1464: the passion of the master will be on show in M, the new municipal museum in Leuven (20 September to 6 December 2009). The colloquium is being organised by the K.U. LEUVEN (Art History Department), ILLUMINARE (the K.U. Leuven Centre for the Study of the Illuminated Manuscript) and ARTES.LEUVEN, in conjunction with the UCL (Louvain-la-Neuve, Laboratoire d’étude des oeuvres d’art par les méthodes scientifiques) and the KIK-IRPA (Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, Belgium).
The colloquium will explore the following four themes concerning Rogier van der Weyden (1400-1464):
– Technical studies concerning paintings, drawings, sculptures, miniature paintings and other works of art by Rogier van der Weyden and his followers.
– Studies of underdrawings in Rogier’s paintings, his painting practice, materials and technique.
– Documentary sources, archival and historiographical research.
– Research on iconography and iconology in the paintings of Rogier van der Weyden.
The principal languages of the conference will be English and French.