Hugo van der Goes
On Monday, 8 May, CODART partnered with the Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, to organize a CODARTfocus meeting dedicated to the unique monographic exhibition Hugo van der Goes. Between Pain and Bliss. Exactly 540 years after the death of Van der Goes, almost all his surviving paintings and drawings will be presented in the Berlin exhibition. Highlights in the show include three recently restored monumental paintings by the master: the Monforte Altarpiece (ca. 1470-75), the Nativity (ca. 1480) and his late work, the Death of the Virgin that will be leaving Flanders for the first time. For more information about the exhibition Hugo Van der Goes. Between Pain and Bliss, please see the exhibition page.
Besides exclusive visits to the exhibition (while the museum was closed to the public) with the curators of the show, Stephan Kemperdick and Erik Eising, the CODARTfocus included two in-depth lectures. The speakers were Till-Holger Borchert (Suermondt-Ludwig Museum, Aachen) and Nelleke de Vries (Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede). More information about the lectures can be found here.
A full program of the event is available here. Registration for the event was also possible for a limited number of members of the Network for Specialists in Early Netherlandish Art (Contactgroep Vroeg Nederlandse Kunst – CVNK).
On Sunday 7 May, Michael Philipp, curator at Museum Barberini, invited participants of the CODARTfocus for a special visit to the exhibition The Sun: Source of Light in Art.