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Midway in its restoration, this is the perfect time to contemplate the history and meaning of one of the world's finest, most important, and compelling paintings; the Ghent Altarpiece. Created around 600 years ago by the infamous van Eyck brothers, this masterpiece ignited a revolution in art, visited by popes, emperors, and famous artists, who all went specifically to Ghent to marvel at this miracle of a painting, the work still compels visitors and scholars alike.

Not only being the most often stolen (!) painting in the world, it is also one of the most studied. Expert Sabry Amroussi unravels all its mysteries in this seminar; from its complex iconography to its often tumultuous history, he will share the latest scientific research in also discussing its much-publicized current restoration. An expert in early art from the Low Countries, Sabry Amroussi will reveal much of the enigma of this complex masterpiece, intertwining art historical scholarship with amusing tidbits on fifteenth 15th-century life in Flanders.

Sabry Amroussi is an art historian and writer living and working in Amsterdam. He specializes in the art of the Dutch Golden Age, mainly in the works of Rembrandt and his school, and also has a keen interest in the Jewish history of Amsterdam. He lectures and teaches on both subjects, and gives art historical tours all across Europe. As a true omnivore when it comes to art, culture, and even cuisine, he has worked with and for major museums and collectors, such as the LACMA, Rijksmuseum, van Gogh Museum and the P de Boer collection on Amsterdam. As a guide for Context, he is eager to share this knowledge in real life, always with a big scoop of humor, ofter intermingling art with social life, cuisine, and history.

This conversation is suitable for all ages

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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In Depth on The Ghent Alterpiece

Sabry is so knowledgeable, and it is a delight to listen to him!

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Energetic, passionate presenter

Sabry Amroussi walks the participants through the Ghen Altarpiece via the remarkable high-resolution images made during the ongoing restoration of this important object. I wish he had shown the actual location in the Cathedral that it was created for. Otherwise he does a great job with historical context as well.

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The Ghent Altarpiece Unveiled

As a professor of Art and Art History, I thought the lecture of the Ghent Altarpiece Unveiled by Sandy Amroussi was so well researched, insightful, and most interesting! I would be most happy to attend any lecture by this extraordinary scholar! Thank you!
From NYC

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V.M.

As a professor of Art and Art History, I thought the lecture of the Ghent Altarpiece Unveiled by Sandy Amroussi was so well researched, insightful, and most interesting! I would be most happy to attend any lecture by this extraordinary scholar! Thank you!
From NYC

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V.M.
The Ghent Altarpiece Unveiled

As a professor of Art and Art History, I thought the lecture of the Ghent Altarpiece Unveiled by Sandy Amroussi was so well researched, insightful, and most interesting! I would be most happy to attend any lecture by this extraordinary scholar! Thank you!
From NYC

Customer Reviews

Based on 45 reviews
87%
(39)
13%
(6)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
C
C.T.
In Depth on The Ghent Alterpiece

Sabry is so knowledgeable, and it is a delight to listen to him!

E
E.C.
Energetic, passionate presenter

Sabry Amroussi walks the participants through the Ghen Altarpiece via the remarkable high-resolution images made during the ongoing restoration of this important object. I wish he had shown the actual location in the Cathedral that it was created for. Otherwise he does a great job with historical context as well.

V
V.M.
The Ghent Altarpiece Unveiled

As a professor of Art and Art History, I thought the lecture of the Ghent Altarpiece Unveiled by Sandy Amroussi was so well researched, insightful, and most interesting! I would be most happy to attend any lecture by this extraordinary scholar! Thank you!
From NYC

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V.M.

As a professor of Art and Art History, I thought the lecture of the Ghent Altarpiece Unveiled by Sandy Amroussi was so well researched, insightful, and most interesting! I would be most happy to attend any lecture by this extraordinary scholar! Thank you!
From NYC

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V.M.
The Ghent Altarpiece Unveiled

As a professor of Art and Art History, I thought the lecture of the Ghent Altarpiece Unveiled by Sandy Amroussi was so well researched, insightful, and most interesting! I would be most happy to attend any lecture by this extraordinary scholar! Thank you!
From NYC