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  • Arnolfini Portrait Analysis

    Known by many different names, including Arnolfini Double Portrait and The Arnolfini Marriage, Jan van Eyck painted The Arnolfini Portrait (Figure 1). The portrait is an eighty-two by sixty centimetres oak panel created with oil paints. Though it is not what year van Eyck began this painting, it is dated as complete in 1434. The Arnolfini Portrait depicts Giovanni di Nicolao Arnolfini and his wife, Costanza Trenta. In 1861, William Henry James Weale assumed that the Giovanni Arnolfini depicted in the double portrait was the same Giovanni Arnolfini who married Jeanne (Giovanna) Cenami; however, Weale did not account for the fact that Giovanni di Nicolao Arnolfini had a cousin, by nearly the same name, who also lived in Bruges. It was Giovanni…

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  • Analysis Of Jan Van Eyck's The Arnolifini Wedding Portrait

    The Arnolifini Wedding Portrait (1434, oil on wood, 82.2 cm x 60 cm, National Gallery, London) by Jan Van Eyck is one of the most extraordinary and mysterious paintings in art history. The complexity and rich detail makes it perplexing to art historians who have never been able to establish the true meaning behind the portrait. The most notable opinion is that of Erwin Panofsky, who argues that the Arnolfini was a marriage ceremony and was witnessed by the painter, shown with his reflection in…

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  • 18th Century Netherlandish Schools Case Study

    Schools: Beauty and skill over symbols and literal reality, case study of Arnolfini portrait, NG186 London’s National Gallery has a history of high-quality research on early Netherlandish paintings and Lorne Campbell’s catalogue is a fine addition. The progress in the technical investigation of paintings separates this volume from the earlier ones including infra-red reflectography, the study of medium samples, paint and of the original frames.The Fifteenth Century Netherlandish…

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  • Hans Memling's The Arnolfini Portrait

    construe the general goal of the painter, which is to emphasise the sitter, but the brightness does confuse viewers at first sight. The inclusion of an interior space is groundbreaking itself (if we consider the Arnolfini Portrait (fig.2) as a kind of certificate rather than a portrait), but the depiction in Christus’s painting seems immature and the depth of the room defies common sense. As the figure seems too large for this narrow space, it could be inferred that the perspective may not…

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  • Jan Van Eyck: Most Famous Renaissance Artist

    didn’t survive, or were never documented. He is known for his paintings in the courts, religious art works, portraits of famous figures, and himself. There aren’t many records of his early life. It is unknown about his birth because it was never documented by his mother and father or lost. Still, with the help of some documents that have survived, some experts can make an educated guess that Jan Van Eyck was born in the 1380’s through the 1390’s. We do have the date of his death which is July…

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  • Jan Van Eyck Wedding Portrait Analysis

    he created many well-known paintings. According to John Haber, Van Eyck was a portraitist who was the first to paint in oils (pg.1). One of his most famous works is Wedding Portrait, or Giovanni Arnolfini and His Bride. This painting depicts a man and a woman holding hands in matrimony with many symbolic objects surrounding them. The painting was created in 1434 and currently resides at the National Gallery in London. Haber states that The Wedding Portrait, “confront us with a reconstruction…

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  • Tableau Photography Analysis

    in relation to the world. As a dominant theme of photography, portrait photography practiced by many artists as the diversity of the subject matter. Like Andy Grundberg (1999, p.200) indicated that, “More than any other kind of images today, portraiture photographs seem able to speck to us directly, without any interference from our accumulated cultural baggage.” More importantly, with the development of over 170 years, it is not only a tool for record the decisive moment of the history, but…

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  • Venus Lamenting The Death Of Adonis Analysis

    a struggling innkeeper who had migrated from England in search of a better life. They lived among Quakers, who had little appreciation for art, but this did not tie him down. His family consisted of artists who probably inspired him to start drawing. He gained reputation while still a child in the eastern Pennsylvania since he was a child prodigy. He was a self-taught artist who began his career in Pennsylvania painting portraits from the year 1746 to 1759. In 1760, he met William Allen a wealth…

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  • Hello Avatar Rise Of The Networking Generation Analysis

    technical changes in perspective can stimulate changes in human perception. When applied to portraiture’s evolving processes and uses, it is clear how it has consistently given a face to the abstract or untouchable. The arc of this growing flexibility of perception is apparent when juxtaposing the Daguerreotype portrait of Frederick Douglas (1847), Andy Warhol’s silkscreen Self-Portrait (1967) and Juliana Huxtable’s ink-jet photograph titled Untitled in the Rage…

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  • Photo Self Portrait Analysis

    In my assignment of photo self-portrait I will be discussing the artist and the masterwork that I have chosen, also the movement in which the artist practiced. My masterwork that I have chosen to work on is belongs to Robert Mapplethorpe and it is his self portrait of 1980. In his artwork he portrays himself as the archetypal bad boy, with black leather jacket, dark shirt, cigarette hanging out of the corner of his mouth, the coolly appraising gaze and the carefully coiffed 50s style hair.…

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