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The Golden Age of Flemish Art

Belgium, 1958 (MIFF 1959, Programme 12)

Director: Paul Haesaerts

In his first colour film. Paul Haesearts, who is well known for his art films, especially for Rubens and A Visit to Picasso, explores the meanings, beauties and quaint anecdotal material hidden in the incredibly detailed paintings of such Flemish "Primitives" as Jan Van Eyck, Roger Van der Veyden. Hans Memling, Pierre Breughel and others: all artists who lived in the 15th, the Golden Century of Flemish Art.

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