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The Ghent Altarpiece and Jan van Eyck

Monday 20th July 6pm

The magnificent Ghent Altarpiece otherwise known as The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb is often considered the defining masterpiece of Northern Renaissance art. Van Eyck's largest ever painting, measuring nearly 5 metres across when opened, was ground-breaking in terms of technique displaying a vast array of brilliant colours with brushwork so detailed and precise that even the tiniest of details can be discerned, from fine blades of grass to delicate spiders' webs. Its extraordinary realism was matched by a revolutionary approach to iconography, depicting saints and biblical characters in a highly original manner that had never been seen before, indeed the meaning of the painting continues to incite debate amongst art historians even today. Despite its size, the altarpiece has become the subject of frequent art thefts and indeed is sometimes known as "the world's most stolen painting". Explore the fascinating and dramatic history of this beautiful work of art, due to be the focus of a major exhibition in Ghent this year which has sadly had to be cancelled.  

This is a live-streamed lecture which will be given by Siân Walters at 6.00pm BST (British Summer Time).  Tune in from anywhere in the world to watch or enjoy a recorded version of the lecture which can be accessed for up to 24 hours afterwards.

The lecture will last one hour and will be followed by questions which Siân will answer live.

 

Further Information

Participation

1. BOOK.

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The participation fee is £10 per person, if making bookings for a number of people please provide their email addresses when booking them as separate participants.

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** Please note that these details are sent out in office hours, so if you book on a weekend you may not receive them until Monday. You must register with the same name that you have booked under and at least 45 minutes before the lecture begins, otherwise you may not be able to watch. If you have not received your email confirmations, please check your ‘deleted items' and 'junk mail' folders.

4. JOIN

Join the lecture at least ten minutes before it is scheduled to start, to ensure everything is working.

If you are not able to watch the lecture at the time it is live-streamed, you can still book online, as above. You will be contacted after the lecture has been broadcast with instructions on how to access the recorded lecture, for up to 24 hours afterwards.You do not need to advise us if you can't participate live, don't worry!

Bookings close the day before the lecture is streamed.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for booking this event. We regret that we are unable to offer technical support with Zoom but tips can be found in the attachment. If you would like to book more than one event, please book separately for each lecture that you would like to attend, thank you. If you are booking for more than one person, it is important that you include their email address so that we can send them the lecture link too. We regret we are unable to offer refunds but don't worry if you are not able to attend, as we will send you the recorded lecture link.

ACTION REQUIRED BEFORE MAY 30:
On April 27 Zoom released Zoom 5.0. This new version provides increased protection for meeting data and resistance against tampering. After May 30 all Zoom users with older versions will be required to update the Zoom app before joining meetings.  Do ensure you have upgraded your Zoom to the 5.0 version - it's very easy to do. zoom.com/download

Van Eyck, The Ghent Altarpiece © Cathedral of St Bavo, Ghent

Your lecture on van Eyck was fantastic . I love that painting and you really brought it to life - wonderful idea and thank you for sharing all your knowledge with us"”

Mrs Kit Bentley

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Highlights

  • Online, live lecture
  • Viewable from anywhere in the world
  • Live Q&A afterwards

Practicalities

  • Price: £10.00
  • Venue: See Further Information
  • Lecturer: Siân Walters

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call on +44 (0)1932 267322

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