07/25/2013 03:21 pm ET Updated Sep 24, 2013

82nd & Fifth: NOISE by Maryan W. Ainsworth

Van Eyck's "Crucifixion" and "The Last Judgment" depict scenes filled with wild details--shifting winds, the Virgin collapsing, torture in hell--that shatter the calm of the Met's galleries where more tranquil Netherlandish paintings are on display. "Van Eyck has really broken the silence," says curator Maryan W. Ainsworth.

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