About this artwork

The altarpiece used only to be opened on feastdays. For the rest of the time the wings were closed so that all that could be seen was the Annunciation. the colours of the panels of the open Altarpiece are deliberately brighter and more festive than those of the closed panels.

About the artist

About the collection

In addition to the most important masterpiece of Flemish painting, the "Adoration of the Lamb of God" by the brothers Jan and Hubrecht Van Eyck, there are still many art treasures worth a visit.More about Sint-Baafskathedraal Gent