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One of the greatest discoveries at the exhibition ‘The Road to Van Eyck’, currently on view at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, is a drawing of the ‘Crucifixion of Christ’ attributed to the studio of Van Eyck. The drawing, which was until recently unknown, provides vital information about the work of the great Flemish painter. Its composition is very similar to the left-hand panel of the diptych by Van Eyck in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. However, the exact relationship between the painting and the newly discovered drawing is unclear.
On 10 February there will be a special symposium devoted to the drawing. Speakers from the Netherlands and abroad will share their insights into the drawing. Issues to be discussed include the attribution, the dating and the relationship to the painting in New York, plus the results of recently conducted scientific research into the materials. The symposium will be conducted in English.
On 10 February there will be lectures by:
Dr. Maryan Ainsworth, Curator of European paintings, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Dr. Till-Holger Borchert, Chief curator, Groeningemuseum, Musea Brugge, Brugge, Belgium
Dr. Stephanie Buck, Curator of drawings, Courtauld Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Prof. Dr. Fritz Koreny, Senior researcher, Corpus of Netherlandish and German Drawings 1350-1500, Institut für Kunstgeschichte der Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Dr. Guido Messling, Curator of German paintings, Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna, Austria
Prof. Dr. Arie Wallert, Curator of technical painting research, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands and Rijksmuseumchair Atelier Practice, University of Amsterdam