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Lights On Van Eyck and Kleureyck

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A Flemish Master of Light and Colour

The unique exhibition "Van Eyck: An Optical Revolution" can easily be called an overwhelming success. Hundreds of thousands of people came to our city in the Scheldt to experience this "once in a lifetime" event. To all the activities surrounding the creator of the Mystic Lamb, another spectacular part is now added: Lights On Van Eyck.


Lights On Van Eyck is an overwhelming light and sound spectacle in St Nicholas' Church in Ghent, from 28 March to 1 November 2020. It is a very accessible way to discover the work of one of Flanders' greatest artists. Van Eyck's work is celebrated in a dazzling mix of multimedia, music and projection. Projections on all the walls and vaults of the church shroud the entire building in beauty, British artist Mat Collishaw brings a digital interpretation of the Mystic Lamb on four large dancing robot arms and regular live concerts complete the picture.

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Lights On Van Eyck is a collaboration between the City of Ghent, Mankind and CREATE.eu, who also attracted large crowds during the previous Light Festival with their fire-breathing dragon. The show is therefore also a short preview of the next Ghent Light Festival. This multimedia experience is accessible to a wide audience: families, tourists, schools, art lovers... The spectacle lasts about 25 minutes.

You can order your tickets in advance on this site
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The Designmuseum in Jan Breydelstraat is also taking part in the Van Eyck year with their exhibition Kleureyck, from 13 March to 6 September 2020. The exhibition departs from Van Eyck's revolutionary colour shades and shows what colour means to contemporary designers. In a so-called "pigment trail", you walk through the 8 major colour groups of Jan Van Eyck. About 100 design pieces show how light, patterns and material influence the colour you perceive. In addition, you can experience the power of colour yourself in the 'experience rooms', where eleven designers were each given their own room to work on the theme of colour and the senses. More information about this exhibition can be found below. Combitickets together with the exhibition in the Museum of Fine Arts are also available.

Had enough of colouring in and out of the lines? A ten-minute walk from the Museum of Fine Arts, you can visit our Hotel, where you can relax your senses for a while.

You can find more information about this exhibition here
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