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Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Brussels

In the ‘Old Masters’ section of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in the Belgian capital of Brussels, whose permanent collection includes an excellent display of early Netherlandish art. Robert Campin ‘Annunciation’ (c.1420s) Rogier van der Weyden ‘La Pieta’ (c.1441) … Continue reading

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Festival des Minimes, Brussels

At the Festival des Minimes in Brussels for an excellent Clara Schumann (trio, opus 17) and Fanny Mendelssohn (Trio, opus 11) concert with Trio Yehudi.

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‘From Bosch to Tuymans’ at the Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent

Back in Ghent to see the reinstallation of the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts. The museum has a particularly varied collection of paintings from the middle ages to the modern period. Robert Campin ‘The Man of Sorrows’ … Continue reading

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James Ensor in Ostend

The Ensor collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp has been on a world tour whilst the museum has been closed for renovation. It is fitting that the final exhibition of the collection before it returns to … Continue reading

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Hans Memling at Oud Sint-Janshospitaal, Bruges

St. John’s hospital in Bruges was founded in the mid-twelfth century and contains some of Europe’s oldest surviving hospital buildings. It also contains the Hans Memling museum with a number of triptychs and other works by the German artist who … Continue reading

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Early Netherlandish art at the Groeningemuseum

At the Groeningemuseum in Bruges to see its wonderful collection of Early Netherlandish paintings. Jan van Eyck ‘Virgin and Child with Canon van der Paele’ (1436) Jan van Eyck ‘Portrait of Margareta van Eyck’ (1439) Hans Memling ‘Moreel Triptych’ (1484) … Continue reading

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Van Eyck’s ‘Adoration of the Mystic Lamb’ in Ghent

In the Belgian city of Ghent to see the amazing restoration work on the Ghent altarpiece, van Eyck’s ‘Adoration of the Mystic Lamb’. The restoration has removed all the sixteenth-century over-painting revealing van Eyck’s original colours. Van Eyck ‘Adoration of … Continue reading

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