[Exhibition Project] James Ensor in context : Ensor and the history of European art from the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp
Japan has only relatively recently strongly embraced the modern museum culture, which in Europe is also only 250 years old. Thus was the Tokyo Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan (National Museum) ...
This dissertation presents our work at the intersection of Art History (AH) and Information Visualization (InfoVis). In this text, we describe our efforts towards understanding the relationship between AH and InfoVis scholarship, along with conceptual and practical contributions to the growing interest in Digital Art History.
More concretely, this dissertation aims to answer the following research questions:
RQ1: How can we design ...
Understanding the technological and economical history of enigmatic green copper sulfate pigments in Flemish Renaissance art. University of Antwerp
The organ history of the premonstratensian abbey of Averbode ca. 1434-2001. Six centuries of organ building art in Brabant. KU Leuven
In the musicology of the Netherlands, the history of organ construction has its own place. For the Southern Netherlands, the organ history of the abbey of Averbode is particulary interesting. The size of the preserved old documents or the archive pieces go back to the fifteenth century. Other churches or abbeys also have valuable information, but it is often fragmented. Not only the size of the archives is important, but also the continuity. ...
Unlocking the photographic archives of the pioneering years of egyptology at the Royal museums of Art and History in Brussels. KU Leuven
SURA (Arabic for photo) is an inderdisciplinary project that ties together Egyptology, digital imaging, archival studies and digital humanities to valorise the historical collection of ca. 7000 glass plate negatives kept in the Egyptological library of the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels (RMAH).
Development and systemactic application of non-invasive spectroscopic imaging tools for technical art history and conservation of painted artworks (MACRO-IMAGING). University of Antwerp
Painters and Communities in Seventeenth-Century Brussels: A Social History of Art in a Digital Framework KU Leuven
This dissertation describes in two parts the importance of social structures on the artistic production of seventeenth-century Brussels painters. The first part is quantitative and uses the custom-built Cornelia database to analyse a vast amount and wide array of serial archival data about the (social) lives and careers of all 349 master painters who were registered in Brussels Guild of Painters, Goldbeaters, and Stained-Glass Makers ...
Osaka Idols in the Brussels Limelight. The Belgian Reception of Kamigata-e and their late Acquisition by the Royal Museums of Art and History in a Western European Context KU Leuven
The principal objective of this project is a thorough investigation of the Belgian reception of kamigata-e and their relatively late acquisition by the Brussels Royal Museums of Art and History (henceforth RMAH).
It appears that during the fin de siècle kamigata-e were initially ignored by Belgian Japonisants, upstaged as they were by the prints produced in Edo. Despite the RMAH having laid the foundation of ...
A Belgian artist in Italy: Italian Art History and Culture in the work of Jan Vercruysse (1948-2018) Ghent University
This research will investigate the artistic, intellectual and institutional interaction between the Italian and Belgian art scene during the 1980s and 1990s. This broader exchange will be analysed through a profound study of the artist Jan Vercruysse (1948-2018). To this end, underexposed aspects of Belgian and Italian art of the last quarter of the 20th century will be reassessed.