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JAN VAN EYCK (1390-1441). Characteristics Portrayed direct and distributed light and texture Created subordinate areas of focus Realness and unity Sheer.

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1 JAN VAN EYCK ( )

2 Characteristics Portrayed direct and distributed light and texture Created subordinate areas of focus Realness and unity Sheer artistry, inscription in his work simulate carved and applied lettering. Meticulously accurate Round figures Jan Van Eyck, Portrait of a Man, Oil on Panel.

3 Jan Van Eyck, The Arnolfini Wedding Portrait, Oil on Panel. Marriage contract between Giovanni di Nicolao Arnolfini and possibly his wife, Presumably in their home in the Flemish city of Bruges A pictorial prayer for fertility and children

4 Allegory Dog: fidelity in marriage Hands held with palms upwards: fidelity in marriage Candle: God Orange: innocence that exists in the beginning of a marriage

5 Reflection : death of Christ and prayers to Virgin Mary Mirror: all knowing God and passion of Christ Shoes removed : sanctity of marriage

6 Symbols The chandelier: one candle lit which represents matrimony and the unity of marriage Style of shoes: high status Their hands: raised as though taking an oath Dog: wealth and high status Oranges on the windowsill: indicates wealth

7 Convex mirror: neutralism; its there so the whole room can be seen, and to show that there was a witness to the wedding. The crystal prayer beads on the wall & the image of Saint Margaret: suggest strong belief in religion Words above mirror mean Jan Van Eyck was here.

8 Ghent Altarpiece (1432) Lucca Madonna (1436) Just Judges (1432) Portrait of Cardinal Niccolo Albergati (1432)

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