When gazing into the vast expanse of ‘the universe’, humankind experiences the universal desire to fathom the mystery of its creation. We utilize our unique ability to express ourselves through artistic means to make this mystery tangible, transmuting the secrets of the cosmos into stunning objects and ingenious symbols. Through a deep engagement with recent…
Departing from research on the complex manufacturing processes then characteristic of the commercial Parisian manuscript production, the present study examines the meaning and function of the mostly conventional and formulaic miniatures within the overall structure of the manuscripts. The traditions of illustrated French legendaries and the Legenda aurea in particular serve as a background against which the present study discusses pictorial strategies that allowed book producers and patrons to add or to stress certain layers of meaning in well-known texts.
This Fall a two-volume catalogue of all prints produced and published by the Liefrinck dynasty has appeared in The New Hollstein Dutch & Flemish series (Sound & Vision Publishers). Compiler Jeroen Luyckx (Illuminare – KU Leuven) and editor Huigen Leeflang (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam) are delighted to invite you to the virtual book launch on Thursday 9…
Big Bang – Imagining the Universe is published on the occasion of two exhibitions organised in the context of ‘BANG! Big Bang City Festival’ in Leuven, from 15 October 2021 until 30 January 2022.
Jeroen Luyckx (PhD Candidate at Illuminare – KU Leuven) has published a catalogue of all prints produced and published by the Liefrinck dynasty.
On the occasion of the finalization of the restoration of the monumental paintings of the Roman Hall of the Bladelin Court in Bruges, a richly illustrated book is published by Peeters.
Barbara Baert discusses the Mantuan fresco’s key position in the iconographic Nachleben of the Kairos/Occasio figure, and the way the theme was accustomed in the Quattrocento and the transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance.
The proceedings of the conference Imaging Utopia: New Perspectives on Northern Renaissance Art are published! In this book, several leading experts in the field of art history reflect on the theme Imaging Utopia in diverse and inventive ways.
We have the sad duty to inform you of the sudden death of Paul Peeters, Managing Director of Peeters Publishers, with whom Illuminare regularly collaborated.
Maarten Bassens won the prestigious 2021 Ricciardi Prize for Best Article by a Young Scholar by Master Drawings (New York)
Maarten Bassens won the prestigious 2021 Ricciardi Prize for Best Article by a Young Scholar by Master Drawings (New York). In his contribution, Maarten shed light on Jan Verbeeck, a 16th-century enigmatic draughtsman from Mechelen.