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Facing Van Eyck. The Miracle of Detail looks at Jan van Eyck’s extraordinary works through a contemporary lens. Thanks to pioneering digital techniques and new scientific research at the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA), you can get closer to Van Eyck and his secrets than ever before. Take an immersive dive into Van Eyck’s pictorial microcosmos by zooming in on landscapes, architecture, textiles, human figures and everyday objects, and unveil fascinating details hardly visible to the naked eye. Benjamin Glorieux composed a Van Eyck-inspired piece especially for the exhibition - a sensory experience that fascinates both the eye and the ear. 

A richly illustrated film focuses on Jan van Eyck’s devotional images and links him to the Byzantine icon. By delving deeper into the reception and appropriation of Byzantine models in Van Eyck's work the film explores the religious and artistic exchanges between East and West in the 15th century.
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A new way of looking at Jan van Eyck's oeuvre through 20 digitized works that show you the radicality and freshness of his fascinating visual language!
 

​​​​​​​Can't wait to visit this exhibition? You can already take a virtual dive via our 3D scans.

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  • Our exhibition spaces reopen on December 1

    We are very pleased to tell you that the exhibitions at BOZAR have reopened!

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  • The story behind Facing Van Eyck

    25,000 km, 6 years of research, 1 exhibition

    Facing Van Eyck. The Miracle of Detail shows you the works of Jan van Eyck as you have never seen them before. Thanks to digital techniques and new scientific research by the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA), you can zoom in on details that you can hardly see with the naked eye. The exhibition is the fruit of years of research by the KIK-IRPA team.

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