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A Gift from a Grand Master...

Could you name five great artists? Have you seen the Mona Lisa? Did you know that that famous painting, and so many others would never have existed, at least as beautifully as they do, were it not for little old Flanders? 

Centuries ago, a Flemish painter, Jan Van Eyck changed the history and literally the colour of painting forever by using oil paint. This opened up a whole new world of possibilities for putting brush to canvas. We went along to the Rockox House in Antwerp to speak with Paul Huvenne to find out all about it...