On 26 and 27 March 2022 the international Symposium “The Imagery of Wind” will take place on the occasion of the Japanese translation of Barbara Baert’s book Pneuma and the Visual Medium in the Middle Ages and Early Modernity (Peeters, 2016).
Out now: The Right Moment. Essays Offered to Barbara Baert, Laureate of the 2016 Francqui Prize in Human Sciences, on the Occasion of the Celebratory Symposium at the Francqui Foundation, Brussels, 18-19 October 2018
Using unique and expertly developed cases – from prehistoric cave paintings up to the meaning of rain in photography and cinema – Barbara Baert’s book casts new light on a theme that is both ecological and iconological, both natural and cultural-historical.
In February Barbara Baert’s book review on Dissimilar Similitudes: Devotional Objects in Late Medieval Europe by Caroline Walker Bynum was published in the Historians of Netherlandish Art Review.
This newly published book entitled “Petrifying Gazes- Danaë and the Uncanny Space” is written by Barbara Baert.
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.