1. Herman Pleij: The Road to Van Eyck

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    What was the society in which Jan van Eyck and his direct predecessors produced their work really like? What was new in the Burgundy empire, how was the church and society developing and what role did the arts play in it? In this video, Herman Pleij, emeritus professor of historical Dutch Literature, places the developments shown in the exhibition The Road to Van Eyck in a broader social context. This video was made on the occasion of the exhibition The Road to Van Eyck, on view at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen from October 13, 2012 until February 10, 2013. Camera and edit: Hans Wessels; interview: Sjarel Ex; chief editor: Els Hoek

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    • Layer by Layer

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      A medieval artist built up his panel painting in various layers. This video shows the process step by step. Starting point is a detail from the Norfolk Triptych (1414-1420) from the collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, which is on show in the exhibition The road to Van Eyck (October 13, 2012 till February 10, 2013). By combining research into the paint layers with material-technical data such as x-ray and infrared photography, we have been able to make an accurate reconstruction of this detail. The reconstruction was made by art historian and painting restorer Charlotte Caspers. Reconstruction: Charlotte Caspers Camera and editing: Wouter Schreuder Subtitles: Einion

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