Monday, December 21, 2015

Metropolitan Museum of Art explores iconic Van Eyck diptych

Jan van Eyck and Workshop Assistant (Netherlandish, Maaseik ca. 1390-1441 Bruges). The Crucifixion; The Last Judgment, Ca. 1430. Oil on canvas, transferred from wood.
NEW YORK---A New Look at a Van Eyck Masterpiece, a focus exhibition opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on January 25, 2016, will present the findings of a recent study of Jan van Eyck's Crucifixion and Last Judgment paintings (ca. 1440-41). Whether the paintings were always intended as a diptych, or whether they were originally the wings of a triptych whose centerpiece has long disappeared, has been in question.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: "A New Look at a Van Eyck Masterpiece" (January 25–April 24, 2016); 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY; (212) 535 - 7710;