"Restoration/Revelation: The Conservation Treatment of the 'Ghent Altarpiece'"
Still housed in Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium, the site for which it was created, the "Ghent Altarpiece" or "Mystic Lamb" has undergone conservation and restoration treatment by the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage (KIK-IRPA, Brussels) since 2012. No one expected this restoration to turn into a revelation: the real Van Eyck had been hidden beneath overpaint for centuries! In his lecture, Bart Devolder shares remarkable discoveries from the first phase and second phase.
Image: ©KIK-IRPA, Brussels