"Making Art, Making Meaning in 15th-Century Flanders" - Interview with Till-Holger Borchert

February 08, 2019

Interview with Till-Holger Borchert, Director of the Musea Brugge.

He discusses Bruges in the 1420s and 1430s; art patrons and the consumption of luxury; depictions of spiritual vs. luxurious objects; the career of painters at the time; and art, including the celebrity of painters, as a tool of prestige diplomacy.

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 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.