Prof. Acres lectures on Jan van Eyck in Ghent
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In May, 2018, Professor Al Acres presented a paper on Jan van Eyck in Ghent, Belgium, home of the artist’s renowned “Ghent Altarpiece.” The occasion was a meeting of the Historians of Netherlandish Art, the international organization of curators, art historians, and conservators of Netherlandish art and culture. His paper, “The Comparative Language of Jan van Eyck,” explores for the first time Van Eyck’s inventive use of a comparative language of transcendence among inscriptions within his paintings.