Rogier van der Weyden


For three years Griet Steyaert has worked on the complex restoration of one of the museums showpieces: Rogier van der Weydens The Seven Sacraments.

In 2009, after three years of meticulous treatment, Steyaert finished her work on The Seven Sacraments by Rogier van der Weyden. There is no doubt that this was one of the most important projects the restoration workshop of the KMSKA has completed since its foundation in 2001. At the moment the triptych can be admired at Museum M in Leuven.

The texts you can consult here are based on the notes made by Lorne Campbell and Griet Steyaert for the catalogue of the exhibition Rogier van der Weyden 1400 I 1464. Master of Passions.

About van der Weyden

Rogier van der Weyden was one of the most influential painters of the fifteenth century. He was born in Tournai in 1399/1400. In 1435 he became the official painter of the city of Brussels, an engagement which he fulfilled till his death in 1464.

Rogier van der Weyden is known to the public as one of the most important Flemish Primitives. He was the first to express real human emotions in his paintings.


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