Out now: The Right Moment. Essays Offered to Barbara Baert, Laureate of the 2016 Francqui Prize in Human Sciences, on the Occasion of the Celebratory Symposium at the Francqui Foundation, Brussels, 18-19 October 2018
Digitised documentation on the early 16th century engraver Master S and his workshop has been organised by Jan Jansen along the 460 Hollstein catalogue items (Vol. 13).
This newly published book entitled “Petrifying Gazes- Danaë and the Uncanny Space” is written by Barbara Baert.
The core of the Charter collection of the Old University, recognized as UNESCO documentary world heritage since 2013, consists of a series of magnificent privileges issued by popes and worldly rulers for the university, from its foundation in 1425 up to its abolition in 1797. These are joined by various other judicial and financial documents,…
When gazing into the vast expanse of ‘the universe’, humankind experiences the universal desire to fathom the mystery of its creation. We utilize our unique ability to express ourselves through artistic means to make this mystery tangible, transmuting the secrets of the cosmos into stunning objects and ingenious symbols. Through a deep engagement with recent…
Departing from research on the complex manufacturing processes then characteristic of the commercial Parisian manuscript production, the present study examines the meaning and function of the mostly conventional and formulaic miniatures within the overall structure of the manuscripts. The traditions of illustrated French legendaries and the Legenda aurea in particular serve as a background against which the present study discusses pictorial strategies that allowed book producers and patrons to add or to stress certain layers of meaning in well-known texts.
This Fall a two-volume catalogue of all prints produced and published by the Liefrinck dynasty has appeared in The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish series (Sound & Vision Publishers). Compiler Jeroen Luyckx (Illuminare – KU Leuven) and editor Huigen Leeflang (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam) are delighted to invite you to the virtual book launch on Thursday 9…
Big Bang – Imagining the Universe is published on the occasion of two exhibitions organised in the context of ‘BANG! Big Bang City Festival’ in Leuven, from 15 October 2021 until 30 January 2022.
Justin E A Kroesen gaat in op de bewogen geschiedenis van de Nederlandse laatgotische altaarstukken, van religieus fanatisme tot artistieke waardering. Zo kom je onder andere meer te weten over de export van de retabels en over hun functies in verschillende uithoeken van Europa.
On 22 October the exhibition ‘Imagining the Universe’ opens in M Leuven as part of the KNAL! city festival.