Collection Spotlight: Lukas - Art in Flanders

 Ultra high-definition images from the art collections of the top Flemish Museums

The Ghent Altarpiece / Hubert & Jan van Eyck / St. Bavo Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium / © Lukas - Art in Flanders / Photo: Hugo Maertens / Bridgeman Images
The Ghent Altarpiece / Hubert & Jan van Eyck / St. Bavo Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium / © Lukas - Art in Flanders / Photo: Hugo Maertens / Bridgeman Images

 

Art In Flanders

Lukas – Art in Flanders is a Netherlands based collection that provides an archival repository for over 30 important Flemish museums and cultural institutions.

Bridgeman currently boasts nearly 2,000 digital images from this collection, including images from Musea Brugge and multiple religious collections, all available for licensing.

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A renowned collection

Major artistic names in the Lukas collection include Hans Memling, Jan Provoost, Hieronymus Bosch, Peter Paul RubensHubert & Jan van Eyck.

A striking and unusual work of art in the collection is Fouquet's Virgin and Child, 1451 (Melun diptych) from The Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp.  The prominent Dutch historian, Johan Huizinga, considered it a fine example of decadence in the late Middle Ages, stating, “There is a flavour of blasphemous boldness about the whole, unsurpassed by any artist of the Renaissance".

 

 

Virgin and Child surrounded by cherubim and seraphim / Jean Fouquet / Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, Belgium / © Lukas - Art in Flanders VZW / Photo: Hugo Maertens / Bridgeman Images
Virgin and Child surrounded by cherubim and seraphim / Jean Fouquet / Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp, Belgium / © Lukas - Art in Flanders VZW / Photo: Hugo Maertens / Bridgeman Images

 

 

The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, from the Ghent Altarpiece, detail of lower half of central panel / Hubert & Jan van Eyck / St. Bavo Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium / © Lukas - Art in Flanders / Photo: Hugo Maertens / Bridgeman Images
The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, from the Ghent Altarpiece, detail of lower half of central panel / Hubert & Jan van Eyck / St. Bavo Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium / © Lukas - Art in Flanders / Photo: Hugo Maertens / Bridgeman Images

 

 

The Ghent Altarpiece

Arguably the most prominent piece of the Lukas collection is The Ghent Altarpiece. Commissioned in the 15th century for the Saint Bavo Cathedral, Netherlands, the famous 12 paneled altarpiece (also known as The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb or The Lamb of God) is considered to mark a turning point in medieval art history.

In addition to the stunning panoramic view of The Ghent Altarpiece, Bridgeman also holds over 50 images of meticulous details available for licensing. Supplying superb high-resolution images, the quality of the photography available from the Lukas collection second to none.  

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Find out more

Visit the Lukas – Art in Flanders website

Bridgeman also has access to art images from the Netherlands for licensing via The Hague collection. Artists include Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondrian.   

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Detail of the right panel of the Triptych of Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist / Hans Memling / Groeningemuseum, Bruges, Belgium / © Lukas - Art in Flanders / Bridgeman Images
Detail of the right panel of the Triptych of Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist / Hans Memling / Groeningemuseum, Bruges, Belgium / © Lukas - Art in Flanders / Bridgeman Images

 

 

Map of Bruges and the Waterways / Joannes Lobberecht / Groeningemuseum, Bruges, Belgium / © Lukas - Art in Flanders / Bridgeman Images
Map of Bruges and the Waterways / Joannes Lobberecht / Groeningemuseum, Bruges, Belgium / © Lukas - Art in Flanders / Bridgeman Images

 


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