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Julian Bell: The Ghent Altarpiece, 16 April 2020

Van Eyck: An Optical Revolution 
edited by Till-Holger Borchert, Jan Dumolyn and Maximiliaan Martens.
Thames & Hudson, 490 pp., £60, February, 978 0 500 02345 7
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... fathom how he found time to paint work of such astounding quality.In one of the catalogue essays, Maximiliaan Martens, who co-curated the exhibition, puts forward some useful suggestions for how to characterise that quality with a degree of historical precision. Van Eyck’s new morning for painting was, he argues, the project of an artist aware that the ...

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