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  • Jan Van Eyck
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    METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART ASSIGNMENT I. Jan van Eyck's "Last Judgment" Jan van Eyck was active since 1422 and died in 1441. He was the most celebrated painter of the fifteen-century in Europe. One of his famous works is "The Last Judgment". At first sight this work immediately attracted my attention. The painting's stunning colors and the fact that it reminded me of a previous similar work I have seen, triggered in my mind. The material that is used is oil on canvas, transferred from wood. The ...
  • Rogier Van Der Weyden
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    Rogier Van der Weyden was a Flemish painter of the mid-15th century. Rogier was chiefly influenced by his first teacher, Robert Campin. Although details of his early training are sketchy, it is generally accepted that he entered the workshop of Robert Campin, the foremost painter in Tournai and dean of the painters' guild, in 1427 at the age of 27 (web). Rogier remained in Campin's studio for five years, becoming an independent master of the guild on August 1, 1432. Van der Weyden was not permit...
  • Jan Van Eyck And Fra Angelico
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    The Renaissance in Western Europe brought a "rebirth" to the arts. No longer was the church the only accredited patron for the arts. Instead, a wealthy middle class arose as patrons and were able to purchase artist's works. Although many pieces still had religious themes, the styles, freedom of creativity, and less reserved pieces were created. The Renaissance was not only confined to Italy, although it is often mistaken as the birthplace of the movement. All over Western Europe artwork flourish...
  • Use Of Religious Symbolism
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    Jan van Eyck was a master in style and symbolism, establishing a firm superiority in glaze technique and delicately and elaborately applying subtle, yet powerful religious references to what at first glance may seem simple portraits. Van Eyck's drawing, Saint Barbara, completed in 1437, is an example of the artist's use of fictional exotic or Romanesque style structures, suggestive of those from the Old Testament. (p. 99 textbook) Other symbolism includes the walled city that resembles a ziggura...
  • Van Eyck In The Painting
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    Jan van Eycks Arnolfini Portrait An essay written by a renowned art historian, Erwin Panofsky, discusses the controversy over a famous painting. The disputation was over the identification of the two people portrayed in the painting. The painting was a portrait thought to be Giovanni Arno fili and his wife, and the artist was Jan van Eyck. Panofsky wrote this essay to prove that this painting found in 1815, which he refers to as the London portrait, is identical to a picture which was once acqui...
  • Portraits Of A Married Couple Van Eyck
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    Jan van Eyck was? one of the greatest and most influential Flemish painters of altarpieces and portraits of the 1400's? (Hayes). van Eyck's paintings often include objects with hidden symbolic meaning. There are several different interpretations of the symbolic meaning concerning his portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his second bride often referred to as? The Arnolfini Marriage? Marriage is a sacred union between man and woman. A wedding is one of the most important events in a woman's life. Of...

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