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The road to Van Eyck

ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

“The road to Van Eyck” highlights how and by whom Jan van Eyck was inspired to create his revolutionary and realistic style. Doepel Strijkers made a design in which each design decision was dominated by optimizing the right conditions for viewing the unique works. The decisive factor in the design decisions were the scale of the work in relation to the space and permitted lux requirements. By creating an offset of 3 meters throughout the Bodon hall, it became possible to introduce the human scale in niches for each work, with optimal daylight conditions. This allowed plenty of daylight from above in the rest of the exhibition space. The most important works of Van Eyck are centered in the museum hall in a circular space. As a canonization and light buffer for these masterpieces a mandorla hovers above the works in the ceiling.

Content

The exhibition “The road to Van Eyck ‘with over ninety masterpieces from the Dutch, French and German art from around 1400, was designed by Doepel Strijkers for Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. The most precious and fragile paintings, sculptures, goldsmith’s work, miniatures and drawings of the most important artists from Europe, including Jan van Eyck and masters such as Jean Malouel and the Master of the Holy Veronica, from collections in the United States and Europe came to Rotterdam. It is the first and probably the last time - because of the vulnerability of the work - that an exhibition on this subject will be held. “The road to Van Eyck” highlights how and by whom Jan van Eyck was inspired to create his revolutionary and realistic style.
client
Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
location
Rotterdam, the Netherlands
program
1500 m2 exhibition, positioning of 90 extremely valuable and fragile works in the largest exhibition hall of the museum.
status
realised 2012
design
Duzan Doepel, Eline Strijkers with Chantal Vos, Lieke Genten, Leon Zondervan, Danai Gkoni, Carmen Fernandez
photography
Ernie Buts
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