Vision & Material: Interaction between Art and Science in Jan van Eyck’s Time
The achievements of Jan Van Eyck coincides with Leon Battista Alberti’s writing of De Pictura (On Painting), a turning point in the history of art. The treatise applies the late medieval science of vision (optics) which Jan van Eyck equally appears acquainted with, but which he pursues in another direction than Alberti. This book contains papers dedicated to the interaction between Art and Science in Jan van Eyck’s Time. It is based on the conference, organized the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium in Brussels.