“Van Dyck in Spain”


Sponsored by the Moll Institute, the researcher and scholar at Belgium’s l´Academie Royal d´Archeologie et d´Historie de l´Art, as well as professor, former departmental head at the Prado Museum and one of Spain’s foremost art experts, Matías Díaz Padrón, has managed to produce an exclusive tome on this Flemish painter. For many, it is one of the finest books ever written on Van Dyck.

With over 900 pages, 800 photos (of which 112 are of paintings), detailed analyses of each one of the paintings, with high quality reproductions, and in which the author provides surprising findings and conclusions. A veritable treasure, the outcome of ten years’ research, the two volumes, presented in a slipcase, are published by Prensa Ibérica, a project in which Artes Gráficas Palermo has also played its part.

The book “Van Dyck en Spain”, presented on 17 September at the Prado Museum, will undoubtedly contribute to a better understanding of the exhibition, also to be held at the Prado, from 20 November to 3 March 2013 under the heading “The young Van Dyck”.