CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Paintings of the Flemish primitives

Exhibition: 25 June - 26 June 2002

Museum information

As a continuation of the conference in Antwerp on 24 June, the Bruges museums are organizing a conference in connection with the exhibition Jan van Eyck, early Netherlandish painting and southern Europe.

The Municipal Museums of Bruges and Antwerp’s Marvels of Delight are currently organising an International Symposium in conjunction with Jan van Eyck, Early Netherlandish Painting and Southern Europe and the upcoming Flemish Drawing Exhibition in Antwerp. The Symposium attempts to survey the current state of scholarship on fifteenth century painting and drawing. The Bruges portion will be held on the 25th and the 26th of June in the Xaverius Chapel, part of the Groeningemuseum. We are very proud that so many prominent speakers were willing to collaborate. Practical information and a registration form follow the program.


June 25th – Brugge, Groeningemuseum – Xaverius Chapel

9.00 – 9.30 Registration and Coffee
9.30 Welcome by Dr. Manfred Sellink, Director Municipal Museums of Bruges and Till-Holger Borchert, Exhibition Curator.
9.45 Carol J. Purtle (University of Memphis), Recent Developments in Van Eyck-Scholarship Susan Jones (Rutgers University), Van Eyck’s Workshop: Issues of Chronology, Repetition and Replication Hugo vander Velden (University of Utrecht), The Ghent Altarpiece – New Aspects of Patronage Leslie Ann Blacksberg (University of Cincinnati), The Ghent Altarpiece and his Receiption in the South
Discussion (Chair will be announced)
12.30 Lunch break
14.00 Lorne Campbell (National Gallery, London), Eyckian Saints in Italy: George, Jerome, Francis
Mauro Lucco (University of Bologna), Venice and the Netherlands
15.00 Barbara G. Lane (Queens College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York), Memling and Italy Mark Evans (Victoria and Albert Museum, London), Between Van Eyck and the art of Humanism: The paintings of Jean Fouquet
16.00 Discussion (chair will be announced)
16.45 Possibility to visit the exhibition
20.00 Reception

June 26th, Bruges, Groeningemuseum – Xaverius-Chapel

8.30 Possibility to visit the exhibition
10.00 Catherine Reynolds (University of Reading), The Development of 15th century Art markets in the North
10.30 Penny Jolly (Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY), A New Role for Mary Magdalene in Rogier van der Weyden’s Descent from the Cross
11.00 Dariusz Sikorski (London), Rogier van der Weyden and the Sforza of Pesaro Philippe Lorentz (University of Strasbourg), Jean Hey, the Master of Moulins
12.00 Discussion (chair will be announced)
Lunch break
Frédéric Elsig (University of Lausanne), Painting in 15th century Savoy
15.00 Giovanni Romano (University of Torino), Arte del XV secolo in Piemonte e i rapporti con i Paesi Bassi
15.30 Jorge Filipe Matos de Almeida (University of Lisbon), Nuno Gon̤alves and the Altarpiece of S. Vincenz Рa new Hypothesis
16.00 Matthias Weniger (Gemäldegalerie Dresden), The structure of northern influences in Hispano-Flemish Painting Maria Galassi (University of Genova) + Franca Carboni, Aspects of Antonello da Messina’s technique between Italian and Flemish tradition.
17.00 Closing Remarks (Chair will be announced)
18.00 Possibility to visit the exhibition
20.00 Public Lecture by Paula Nuttall (London), Early Netherlandish Portraiture and Italy

Participating costs 50 EURO (25 EURO for students) for both days. You can apply by paying the amount of 50/25 EURO to account nr. 470-0304109-38 (Vrienden Stedelijke Musea) with reference “Van Eyck Symposium”. Please also send back the application form too :

Van Eyck-symposium, Ina Verrept, Mariastraat 36A, 8000 Brugge (fax 3250/44 87 28).
Paying is still possible in Bruges, at the start of the symposium. We would appreciate it though if you could send us your application form before.

For any further questions concerning Bruges please contact Ina Verrept, tel 3250/44 87 22 or mail

For all information about the Antwerp portion you can contact Aafje Dhooge, tel 323/224 85 38 mail

Till-Holger Borchert Dr. Manfred Sellink
Curator-Bruges 2002 Artistic Director
Municipal Museums of Bruges Municipal Museums of Bruges

Inscription Jan van Eyck, Early Netherlandish Painting and the South-Symposium
BRUGGE-25th/26th of June 2002 (Xaveriuskapel Groeningemuseum Dijver 12)
Mr. Mrs. Ms.

Will attend the symposium. Contribution ? Euro ? Euro (students)
[ ] Pays the amount of …… .Euro to account nr.470-0304109-38
(Vrienden Stedelijke Musea) with reference “Van Eyck-symposium”
[ ] Will pay the fee in Bruges on the 25th of June

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