The digitisation of Jan Van Eyck's work acclaimed in Europe
Thanks to the VERONA project (Van Eyck Research in OpeN Access), financed by the Belgian Federal Science Policy, the Flemish artist's complete works, including his unique miniatures, are now available online in high resolution.
Using spectacular digital techniques and new scientific research carried out by the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA), the master's work can now be viewed in every detail.
The technological feat received the 2019 Europa Nostra Award. Hilde De Clercq, Director General ad interim of KIK-IRPA, confirms "We are very proud to see the exceptional value of this project recognised with this prestigious award. The project illustrates the possibilities available with open data and materialises the work done by KIK-IRPA to make our documentation and the results of our research accessible to a wide audience."
In addition to the works usually on display in Ghent, a city celebrating the Van Eyck Year, it is also possible to see The Stigmata of Saint Francis exhibited in Turin, The Crucifixion in Venice, and two panels from the altarpiece in New York with an advanced viewer that lets visitors zoom in gradually.
Nearly all of the works are freely accessible at Closer to Van Eyck