this issue
previous article in this issuenext article in this issue

Document Details :

Title: Humano more de Creatore
Subtitle: Thomas a Kempis and the Van Eyck Brothers on the Heavenly Jerusalem
Author(s): CASPERS, Charles M.A.
Journal: Ons Geestelijk Erf
Volume: 90    Issue: 3-4   Date: 2020   
Pages: 279-311
DOI: 10.2143/OGE.90.3.3289109

Abstract :
The 21st chapter of the Soliloquium animae by Thomas a Kempis and the central panels of the triptych of the Ghent Altarpiece by the Van Eyck Brothers both represent the Heavenly Jerusalem. The affinity between both compositions is striking, not only in terms of content, but also because both are structured in accordance with the litany of the Saints on Easter Eve. This leads us to the conclusion that the panels represent the message of faith in the liturgy of Easter Eve, namely the transition from the Old Covenant and the New Covenant from the realm of death to eternal life.

Download article


3.235.25.27.