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Schilderij Jan Van Eyck

Jan van Eyck is without a doubt one of the most talked-about artists with Bruges roots. As court painter to Duke Philip the Good and others, he left a strong impression on the art world.

The masterpiece 'Madonna and Child and Canon van der Paele' or the amazing portrait of his wife Margareta van Eyck: this painter is internationally known and famous. From Bruges, Van Eyck conquered artistic history. Bruges was his ideal base of operations, home to the Burgundian dukes, who gave well-paid commissions to the most renowned artists. Throughout the city, memories of Jan van Eyck pop up here and there: his house in the Gouden Handstraat, the painters' quarter, the Academy, the Prinsenhof (Princes' Court) from where he departed on diplomatic missions, the choir stalls in Sint-Salvatorskathedraal (St Saviour's Cathedral) that he designed and the remains of Sint-Donaaskathedraal (St Donatian's Cathedral) under Burg Square where the painter is buried.