"Making Art, Making Meaning in 15th-Century Flanders" - Interview with Emma Capron

February 07, 2019

Interview with Emma Capron, Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow at The Frick Collection & Curator of the exhibition "The Charterhouse of Bruges".

She discusses the painting at the center of the exhibition, Jan van Eyck’s "Virgin and Child with St. Barbara, St. Elizabeth, and Jan Vos", including its history and provenance; the idea of art as a means of commemoration and salvation; and other objects in the exhibition.

This interview was conducted following a workshop at Columbia University on October 19, 2018, entitled "Making Art, Making meaning in 15th-Century Flanders".

The workshop was sponsored by the Studies of the Dutch-Speaking World, the European Institute, the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, the Department of History, the Department of Art History and Archaeology, and the Making and Knowing Project, Columbia University, with the support of the General Delegation of the Government of Flanders to the USA, and in cooperation with the Frick Collection.

For more information about the "Making Art, Making Meaning Workshop", please click here.