CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

The Flemish primitives project

Exhibition: 31 March - 24 May 2009

Information from the museum, 7 April 2009

On the occasion of the publication of the fifth and last part of the scientific catalogue The Flemish Primitives the Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van België (Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium) in Brussels organize an exhibition, which shows a limited but purposeful choice of some of the problems that were dealt with during this lengthy research.

In 1993 the museums have started with this fundamental research project. It comprised the historic, iconographic, stylistic en technical study of 83 paintings from the museum, made in the Southern Netherlands During the 15th and early 16th century. The results of this work were published in the five parts of the catalogue The Flemish Primitives, which were subsequently published in 1996, 1999, 2001, 2006 and March 2009.