SeriesMuseum Boijmans Van Beuningen (9 of 13)
Period & Style
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
More information about the exhibition
In the autumn of 2012, the extremely valuable and fragile works by one of Europe’s most brilliant painters, Jan van Eyck (Maaseik? c.1390 – Bruges 1441), were brought together in Rotterdam from all over Europe and the United States. Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen is showing the paintings of this artist, long considered the father of oil painting, alongside other masterpieces by other artists of this period.
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