The scholarly journal Simiolus has awarded Daan van Heesch the Bader Prize 2019 for his article “Paulus de Kempenaer and the Political Exploitation of Hieronymus Bosch in the Dutch Revolt”. The Bader Prize is an international award for the best original contribution on European art prior to 1950 written by an art historian younger than 35. The first issue of Simiolus 2019…
Ornamenta Sacra. Late Medieval and Early-Modern Liturgical Objects in a European Context (1400-1800) (Brussels-Leuven, 24-26 October 2019)
The general purpose of this symposium is to study the rich cultural heritage through interdisciplinary research as to contextualize the liturgical objects in their historical, spatial and cultural environment. Issues related to the provenance, the nature and the evolution will be explored in order to gain a better understanding of its religious and artistic importance.
This LECTIO round table will address the export and the transport of the altarpieces to the North; the use of this artworks in liturgical rituals; the import and interaction between other imported or local sculptures; and the contemporaneous reception of the artworks in the North.
Jeroen Luyckx, PhD Candidate at Illuminare, has received a fellowship from The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
Resulting from years of international research, this book is the first complete overview of the sixteenth-century Enclosed Gardens of the Museum Hof van Busleyden in Mechelen, edited by Lieve Watteeuw and Hannah Iterbeke.
An article about our project Digital Corpus of Flemish Retables appeared in the Flemish-Dutch cultural magazine Ons Erfdeel, written by Hannah De Moor: “Schitterende kijkkasten. Vlaamse retabels verzameld in digitaal corpus”.
Published: “Interruptions & Transitions. Essays on the Senses in Medieval and early Modern Visual Culture”
This recent work by Barbara Baert discusses how the connection between the experiences of the senses in the medieval and early modern visual culture, the hermeneutics of imagery, and the reflection on the limits and possibilities of the Art Sciences in the 21st century became much more prominent.
The organizers of the exhibition invited the FINGERPRINT Project (KU Leuven, Illuminare, KBR & KIK) to demonstrate the ongoing research in one of the ‘technical cabinets’ incorporated in the exhibition display in the Kunsthistorisch Museum.