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Flemish research centre

Publications

The Research Centre initiates and stimulates publications on recent research within the field. Furthermore, the research centre also initiates or participates in publications of proceedings from scholarly study days or congresses.

Exhibition catalogues in which the Flemish research centre has collaborated:

Colard Mansion

Pieter Pourbus en de vergeten Meesters

Kunst van het Recht

The Art of Law (proceedings)

Staging the Court of Burgundy

Van Eyck tot Dürer

Vorstelijk verzameld

Exhibition catalogues in which the Flemish research centre has collaborated:

Colard Mansion

Pieter Pourbus en de vergeten Meesters

Kunst van het Recht

The Art of Law (proceedings)

Staging the Court of Burgundy

Van Eyck tot Dürer

Vorstelijk verzameld

Distinguished contributions to the study of the arts in the Burgundian Netherlands

To stimulate and profile research even better, the research centre also publishes the series Distinguished contributions to the study of the arts in the Burgundian Netherlands issued by Harvey Miller/ Brepols. This series focuses on the art of the Burgundian Netherlands and publishes both monographic volumes with relevant new research results and volumes of compiles symposium papers. The series is issued under the editing of Till-Holger Borchert (Director Musea Brugge and Flemish Research Centre for the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands) and Susie Nash (Courtauld Institute, London, UK).

Distinguished Contributions to the Study of the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands (HMDC 1.1)

Bart Fransen, Rogier Van der Weyden and Stone Sculpture in Brussels, 2013

The activities of Rogier van der Weyden (1399/1400-1464) were much wider in scope than the well-known painting oeuvre that has been the subject of so many publications. This book, with its focus on stone sculpture in Brussels at the time that Rogier was based there, is an area of art history which, to date, has not been explored very much and offers a fresh and fascinating look at the context in which Brussels’ famous city painter operated. Bart Fransen leads you through a network of stone workers and craftsmen, from the stone quarry to the sculptor’s workshop, to discover a number of remarkable but unknown or misjudged sculptures now in churches, an abbey, a beguinage, a museum’s reserve collection, and a castle chapel. With the various case studies in mind, he goes on to examine Rogier van der Weyden’s direct involvement in sculptural projects, turning to the evidence revealed by archival documents, drawings, and sculpture itself. The result is a highly readable and extensively illustrated book which re-establishes the close relationship between the various art forms that existed in the fifteenth century.

Review

‘It is important to make the sculptures from the time of Rogier Van der Weyden more widely known within the academic world. Moreover, the source material gathered here and the compiled drawings manual are also useful if you want to make an unbiased study of the design process in sculpture.’ (Michael Grandmontagne, in: Sehepunkte, (2014), Edition 14 (2014) no. 7/8)

S. Urbach, Early Netherlandish Painting in Budapest: Volume I and II, 2015

Winner of the 2016 Opus Mirabile-Award, given by the Committee of Art History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. This is the first volume of a series of scholarly catalogues on Flemish paintings from the Szépművészeti Múzeum in Budapest. Written by Dr Susan Urbach – emeritus curator of the museum and renowned scholar of Northern Renaissance Art, with the assistance of curator Ágota Varga and picture-conservator András Fáy, the catalogue includes extensive entries and bibliographical references on 49 works dating from approx 1460 to approx 1540. The volume covers about a third of the entire collection of Flemish Painting from the 15th to the 17th century and includes the latest results of scholarly research and technical analysis.

“(…) an outstanding reference work that will provide a sound basis for future scholarship.” (Jeffrey Chipps Smith, in Renaissance Quarterly, LXX/1, 2016, p. 276)

K. Woods, Cut in Alabaster: a Material of Sculpture and its European Traditions 1330-1530, 2018

While marble is associated with Renaissance Italy, alabaster was the material commonly used elsewhere in Europe and has its own properties, traditions and meanings. It enjoyed particular popularity as a sculptural material during the two centuries 1330-1530, when alabaster sculpture was produced both for indigenous consumption and for export. Focusing especially on England, the Burgundian Netherlands and Spain, three territories closely linked through trade routes, diplomacy and cultural exchange, this book explores and compares the material practice and visual culture of alabaster sculpture in late medieval Europe. Cut in Alabaster charts sculpture from quarry to contexts of use, exploring practitioners, markets and functions as well as issues of consumption, display and material meanings. It provides detailed examination of tombs, altarpieces and both elite and popular sculpture, ranging from high status bespoke commissions to small, low-cost carvings produced commercially for a more popular clientele.

The Flemish Research Centre supports relevant publications financially. In the past, the centre has supported the study about Sittow and Juan de Flandes by Mathias Weniger and the publication on the drawings of Bosch by Fritz Koreny.

Matthias Weniger, Sittow, Morros, Juan de Flandes. Drei Maler aus dem Norden am Hof Isabellas der Katholischen, Kiel, 2011

F. Koreny, Hieronymus Bosch. Die Zeichnungen Werkstatt und Nachfolge bis zum Ende des 16. Jahrhunderts, 2012

Publications by researchers linked to the Flemish research centre and Musea Brugge

Borchert, T.

Paumen, V. (2018). Voor wie goud blinkt in de rechtszaal, wacht de hellemond na het oordeel. In Mareel S. (editor), Roep om Rechtvaardigheid. Recht en onrecht in de kunst uit de Nederlanden 1450 – 1650 (pp. 170 -175). (Hell awaits after the judgement for those for whom gold glistens in the courtroom in A call for justice. Justice and injustice in the art of the Low Countries 1450 – 1650 (. Published by Hannibal.

Paumen, V. (2018). Moord in naam van rechtvaardigheid gesanctioneerd door God. In Mareel S. (editor), Roep om Rechtvaardigheid. Recht en onrecht in de kunst uit de Nederlanden 1450 – 1650 (pp. 176 -179). (Murder in the name of justice sanctioned by God in A call for justice. Justice and injustice in the art of the Low Countries 1450 – 1650) Published by Hannibal.

Paumen, V. (2016). De verbeelding van de rechtspraak. Of hoe een villing een rechtszaal sierde. (The portrayal of justice. Or how a flaying decorated a courtroom.), VIND. Geschiedenis, archeologie, kunst en antiek. 24, pp. 40-47 (VIND. History, archaeology, art and antiques)