After the first two exhibitions, Permeke and the Flemish expressionists and Rubens, Van Dyck, Jordaens. Flemish baroque, Rijksmuseum Twenthe is presenting with Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden and the discovery of the world the final exhibition of the prestigious, three-part collaboration with the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp (KMSKA). Twenty 15th and early 16th century works from the collection of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, which include works by van Eyck, van der Weyden as well as works by Memling, Metsijs, Gerard David and many others, are augmented by highlights from the museum’s own collection of medieval art.
In the 15th Century, humanity discovered the world, and itself. That is the image that is presented in Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden and the Discovery of the World. In this exhibition, contemporary scientists, historians, philosophers and publicists go in search of indications for this frame of mind in the forty or so Early Netherlandish paintings from the collections of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Antwerp and the Rijksmuseum Twenthe.