The Little Van Eyck

The Little Van Eyck

by Catherine de Duve (Author)
55 loans, One at a time

Discover Van Eyck's life and work as you read, draw and play

The Oil Painting Secrets of the Flemish Primitives

Enter into the world of the famous artist Jan Van Eyck.
Van Eyck is the Duke of Burgundy'scourt painter.
Discover the Golden Age of Bruges !
How do people live in Flanders at the end of the Middle Ages ?
How do you paint the softness of a pelt ? The brilliance of a precious stone?
Discover the well kept secret of oil painting and learn all about the technique.

The Arnolfini Portrait, Portrait of a Man in a Turban, Madonna of the Chancellor Rolin: share a fun moment with your family while discovering Van Eyck's major paintings thanks to this richly illustrated book!


Put yourself in the shoes of an artist or an explorer and learn all there is to know about art and history!
Whether it is as a museum guide, a temporary exhibition catalog or a monograph, each book from the "Happy Museum" collection can be read while visiting a museum, an exhibition or simply at home.

The concept is entertaining and interactive so that children can learn while having fun! Throughout the pages, you will find some games, observations, thoughts, creations, drawings and art history notions. Thanks to this varied and interactive content, children will be able to assimilate technical and theoretical notions like “still life”, “watercolors” and “impressionism”, which are sometimes abstract and difficult to understand.

From 4 years old and for the whole family (parents, grandparents and teachers).


Catherine de Duve is an art historian and a painter. She worked for the Royal museums of Belgium’s educational services and created teaching workshops at the Brussels Foundation for Architecture.
In 2000, she launched her own publishing house with a brand new concept. Advised by the director of MAC (Grand Hornu), she created the international collection “Happy Museum”, dedicated to a young audience.
Catherine de Duve is also published by RMN, Hatier and Alice editions, and works with dozens of international museum curators.

Thanks to this ebook, the whole family will learn more about:
• The day and age in which lived Van Eyck
• The Flemish Primitives
• Oil painting
• Van Eyck's life
• His masterpieces

Publication date
August 13, 2015
Page count
Paper ISBN
File size
11 MB