Van Eyck to Dürer

Groeningemuseum, Bruges
29/10/10 - 30/01/11
Master of St. Barbara Altarpiece and Wilhelm Kalteysen von Oche, St. Barbara Altarpiece, 1447, National Museum in Warsaw (photographer: P. Ligier) Master of St. Barbara Altarpiece and Wilhelm Kalteysen von Oche, St. Barbara Altarpiece, 1447, National Museum in Warsaw (photographer: P. Ligier)

The Cultural Service of the Polish Embassy is delighted to join forces with the exhibition Van Eyck à Dürer (Van Eyck to Dürer), which features wonderful artistic creations from Warsaw, Krakow and Wrocław and is curated by none other than Till-Holger Brochert.
The event is the largest exhibition of works from Polish medieval collections ever presented in Western Europe!
The exhibition is taking place at the Groeningemuseum as part of the Brugge Centraal festival.
The exhibition catalogue is available in four languages: French, Dutch, English and German. In addition to reproductions of the works, it includes two essays by remarkable Polish medievalists, Professor Antoni Ziemba (University of Warsaw and the National Museum in Warsaw) and Małgorzata Kochanowska (National Museum in Warsaw). The most important information on the works of art has been penned by Bożena Guldan-Klamecka (National Museum in Wrocław) and Wojciech Marcinkowski (National Museum in Krakow).
The catalogue went on sale at the museum shop on 29 October 2010 and costs 39 € for the stapled edition and 49 € for the bound edition.


Van Eyck to Dürer
In the XVth century, the work of the Flemish Primitives gave rise to a real artistic revolution in central Europe. Talented painters such as Jan van Eyck, with his amazing gift for detail, turned the world of painting on its head with their new techniques. Their influence was quick to spread and they inspired a whole host of painters, notably Albrecht Dürer, painter, drawer and engraver.
Van Eyck and Dürer are the indisputable masters of the period 1420-1530. This is the first time an exhibition has brought together their works and those of their contemporaries. Painting and other artistic disciplines bear testimony to the level of interaction between the Flemish Primitives and artists from central Europe. This exhibition brings together masterpieces from the great European collections in Europe and the United States and is one of the ‘must-see’ events of 2010.
The major works of Jan Baegert, Dieric Bouts, Hans Burgkmair the Elder, Robert Campin, Gerard David, Albrecht Dürer, Jost Haller, Hans Holbein the Elder, Johan Koerbecke, Stephan Lochner, Quentin Massys, Conrat Meit, Hans Memling, Joachim Patinir, Hans Pleydenwurff, Tilmann Riemenschneider, Martin Schongauer, Veit Stoss, Hugo van der Goes, Rogier van der Weyden, Jan van Eyck, Israhel van Meckenem, Michael Wolgemut and more are all present.


Practical information
Dijver 12, 8000 Bruges

Opening times

Open: 09:30 > 18:00.
Closed on Monday.
24 December 2010 and 31 December 2010: closed from 16:00.
Closed all day on 25 December 2010 and 1 January 2011.
The museum has wheelchair access.


Tickets can be bought:
- at the Concertgebouw Information Office ('t Zand 34, 8000 Bruges) from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00
- at the museum before 17:00.
- by calling +32 (0)50 44 46 60 (from Monday to Sunday from 10:00 until 18:00)


Individual visitors: 11 €
Over 65’s, groups of minimum 15 people, beneficiaries of a reduction: 9 €
Young people under 26: 1 €
Children under 6, schools, holders of a Brugge City Card: free.


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