Research into the Brussels school
This week PhD candidate Kirsten Derks is a guest at the museum. She conducts research into 17th-century Brussels painting at the universities of Leuven and Antwerp. In that context, she makes a macro-XRF scan of the painting ‘The drawing lesson’ from the Brussels painter Michael Sweerts, from our collection. With this research project, she hopes to gain more insight into the Brussels school, in particular in the field of materials, techniques and studio practices.
One scan takes no less than 24 hours and with that a maximum of a quarter of the painting is scanned. Of course we are very interested in her findings!
Want to know more about the painting itself? View it on our collection website.