Exhibition: Back to Black

New in the permanent set-up of the Hof van Busleyden Museum:
Back to Black
Is black always black or are there different shades of black? Can you spot the difference between carbon black, super black and vantablack? And why do we call them this? Back to Black goes in search of the art-historical meanings of black, examining our contemporary experience of Burgundian black with the museum visitors. 

Colour played an important role in the status of the Burgundian rulers. We know that colour was much more than just a visual phenomenon for the 16th century burghers. Manufacturing processes appealed to all the senses. The recipe books are resplendent with descriptions of colour, that fuel our imagination. But what did the expertise of these colour masters smell, sound or feel like? That is what Back to Black sets out to understand. 

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