Maximiliaan Martens

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Digital image processing is proving to be of great help in the analysis and documentation of our vast cultural heritage. In this paper, we present a new method for the virtual restoration of digitized paintings with special attention for the Ghent Altarpiece (1432), a large polyptych panel painting of which very few digital reproductions exist. We achieve(More)
Objective characterization of jewels in paintings, especially pearls, has been a long lasting challenge for art historians. The way an artist painted pearls reflects his ability to observing nature and his knowledge of contemporary optical theory. Moreover, the painterly execution may also be considered as an individual characteristic useful in(More)
Hanging in the Saint Bavo Cathedral in Ghent, Belgium, is The Ghent Altarpiece, also known as The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb (see Figure 1). According to an inscription on the outer frames, it was painted by brothers Hubert and Jan van Eyck for Joos Vijd and?his wife Elisabeth Borluut in 1432. It is one of the most admired and influential paintings in the(More)
This paper relates the style of 16th century Flemish paintings by Goossen van der Weyden (GvdW) to the style of preliminary sketches or underpaintings made prior to executing the painting. Van der Weyden made underpaintings in markedly different styles for reasons as yet not understood by art historians. The analysis presented here starts from a(More)
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