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Art in Flanders, animated view of Flemish art

Art in Flanders
Art in Flanders is an animation that serves as the introductory page for the Lukas image bank of digital reproductions of Flemish art.

The image bank itself can be searched and browsed by theme, timeline, or style. The image previews are zoomable, though within a frustratingly small window.

The animation, however, is larger. In it the creators (for whom I couldn’t find credits) have taken a number of wonderful Flemish paintings and, with considerable computer artistry, separated parts of them into planes, filling out areas where one plane was in front of another.

The result is an animated view of the works, and wonderfully handled transitions between them, that I cannot adequately describe, or show with the static screenshots above.

You simply have to see the animation to appreciate its visual charm.

Beautifully done.


5 responses to “Art in Flanders, animated view of Flemish art”

  1. thank you for sharing this!
    Glad to see My region portrayed in a positive manner for a change.

    1. Thanks for the comment. I don’t know that I’ve particularly heard of Flanders or modern day Belgium referred to in negative terms; but I must admit that, here in the U.S. at least, there is some confusion about the relationship of modern day lowlands countries and their historic counterparts.

      For the benefit of other readers, the region was home to some of the greatest painters in Western art. See my posts on Jan van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden.

  2. And don’t forget the coming exhibition in the National Gallery in London:
    “Jan Gossaert’s Renaissance”
    23 February – 30 May 2011.It features over 50 of his works. The last exhibition was in 1965…
    Yo’re “Our Number One this week”!

  3. One wonders what Jan van Eyck would have made of a Flash animation playing with the perspective in his Ghent Altarpiece. I’d like to think he’d be very pleased with what web designers have done with it after more than five centuries.

  4. Therabee Avatar

    The movie was made by Kingseys & The Knight Writer, a creative duo from Ghent