Jan Van Eyck: Renaissance Artist

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Jan van Eyck is one of the most renowned artists of the northern Renaissance. In the year 1390 was the estimated of Jan’s birth. It is thought that Jan had one sister and at least two brothers. The main influence in Jan van Eyck art career was one of his brothers whose name is Herbert van Eyck. In 1425 Jan served Phillip the good, duke of Burgundy, the most powerful ruler and foremost favored the arts. After Philip Died Jan served many other powerful rulers and kept gaining his fame. Through these rulers Jan created many arts such as “Adoration of the lamb,” Ghent Altarpiece, and the Arnolfini portrait. Jan van Eyck is the first artist of the Renaissance time period to not only to use panels to paint, but to become extremely detailed in his

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