Closer to Van Eyck

Closer to Van Eyck | Rediscovering the Ghent Altarpiece

Ghent Altarpiece by the Van Eyck brothers is currently being restored in Belgium. With the technology we have now we are able to make very high-definition close-ups using macrophotography, infrared macrophotography, infrared reflectography and x-radiography. 
We are able to see how they painted the window opposite of the painting in the room it was meant to be in in one of the painted jewels,

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the hole of the compass to make a perfect circle
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and much more…
You can even go look in the grass for bugs, if you want to!