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Proceedings of the 2009 colloquium Rogier van der Weyden in Context published

On 20 September 2009 the new M-Museum in Leuven (Belgium) was inaugurated with the opening of the exhibition Rogier van der Weyden 1400|1464 – Master of Passions. The starting point of the exhibition was the work of Rogier van der Weyden himself, to display and define his individual style and contribution. To demonstrate the significance of his overwhelming influence across artistic media, his own works were brought together with those of his contemporaries and followers, embracing painters, designers, sculptors, tapestry weavers and embroiderers.

Rogier van der Weyden’s international significance was reflected in the colloquium Rogier van der Weyden in Context. It was the XVIIth Symposium for the Study of Underdrawing and Technology in Painting yet its scope was extended beyond the technical examination of paintings so that the work of one great genius, Rogier van der Weyden, could be considered in a variety of contexts. The Colloquium Rogier van der Weyden in context took place at the KU Leuven (University of Leuven – Belgium). It was organized by the KU Leuven (Art History Department), Illuminare (the KU Leuven Centre for the Study of Medieval Art) and Artes. Leuven, in conjunction with the UCL (Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Laboratoire d’étude des oeuvres d’art par les méthodes scientifiques) and the KIK-IRPA (Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, Belgium).

Below you can find the table of contents, for more information please consult the publisher’s website

Table of contents

Rogier van der Weyden, painter and designer

Jan Van der Stock
‘Canon in Context: Consumption of Early Netherlandish Images in the Fifteenth and first half of the Sixteenth Centuries’

Lorne Campbell
‘Rogier as a Designer of Works of Art in Media other than Oil on Panel’

Lieve Watteeuw and Marina Van Bos
‘Chroniques de Hainaut. More Observations on Rogier van der Weyden Handling the Illuminator’s Brush’

Stephan Kemperdick
‘Rogier van der Weyden’s Workshop around 1440’

Catherine Reynolds
‘Self-Portrait and Signature in the Brussels ‘Justice Scenes’: Rogier van der Weyden’s Fame and the Status of Painting’

Marika Spring
‘The Materials of Rogier van der Weyden and his Contemporaries in Context’

Archival sources

Francis Cambier
‘A propos du triptyque de l’abbaye Saint-Aubert à Cambrai et de Haine de Bruxelles. Relecture des sources d’archives’

Griet Steyaert
‘Brussels, ‘Een hofstad achter ’t Cantersteen’: Rogier’s Houses in Brussels’

Studies in painting

Griet Steyaert
‘‘The Seven Sacraments’: Some Technical Aspects observed during the Restoration’

Lorne Campbell
‘‘The Seven Sacraments’’

Marie Postec
‘Technical Reconstitutions based on ‘The Seven Sacraments’ by Rogier van der Weyden: an Experimental Approach’

Cathy Metzger
‘An Assessment of the Escorial ‘Crucifixion’: Condition, Quality and Maker’

Carmen García-Frías Checa
‘Some Artistic and Technical Considerations on the ‘Portrait of Philip the Good’ in the Royal Palace of Madrid after its Restoration’

Veronique Vandekerchove, Livia Depuydt, Pascale Fraiture and Jana Sanjova
‘The Leuven ‘Trinity’. A New Look at a Fifteenth-Century Painting in the M Collection’

Helène Dubois, Christina Currie and Veronique Vandekerchove
‘‘The Edelheere Triptych’: the Earliest Copy of Rogier van der Weyden’s ‘Descent from the Cross’. History, Examination and Conservation Treatment’

Rachel Billinge
‘The Technical Examination of two Rogierian Panels from the Collection of the National Trust at Petworth House’

Anne-Sophie Lehman, Marjolijn Bol
‘Painting Skin and Water. Towards a Material Iconography of Translucent Motifs in Early Netherlandish Painting’

Sudies in underdrawing

Ana González Mozo
‘The new IRRs of the ‘Descent from the Cross’ in the Prado’

Molly Faries
‘The Master of the Legend of Saint Barbara’s ‘Job Altarpiece’ in Cologne’

Studies in sculpture

Douglas Brine
‘Rogier van der Weyden and the Art of Commemoration’

Camille De Clercq, Lieselote Hoornaert and Jana Sanyova
‘‘The Annunciation’ by Jean Delemer and Robert Campin: Highlights of the Material Technical Study and Conservation- Restoration Treatment’

Judy de Roy and Jana Sanyova
‘‘The Entombment of Christ’ from Soignies. A Closer Look’

Bart Fransen
‘Le mausolée d’Henri II de Witthem et Jacqueline de Glymes à Beersel. Un témoignage unique de la sculpture funéraire bruxelloise du XVe siècle’

Myriam Serck
‘Note sur le ‘Christ en croix’ brabançon de San Cristobal de La Laguna à Tenerife’

Yao-Fen You
‘Cathy Selvius De Roo and John C. Steele, Looking anew at the ‘Arenberg Lamentation’’

The legacy of Van der Weyden

Didier Martens
‘La ‘Lamentation aux figures aux paupières baissées’, une oeuvre perdue de Rogier van der Weyden’

Hélène Mund
‘Dans la suite de Rogier van der Weyden. Un maître et son atelier au carrefour de la tradition et de la modernité’

Annick Born and Maximiliaan Martens
‘Goossen van der Weyden and the Transmission of the Rogeresque Tradition from Brussels to Antwerp’

Joris Van Grieken
‘‘Rogerij Belgae inventum’. Rogier van der Weyden’s Late Reception in Prints (c. 1550-1600)’