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    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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    The Arnolfini Double Portrait an original oil painting by Jan van Eyck, have many titles but mostly knowing as Giovanni Arnolfini and His Bride or The Arnolfini Wedding Portrait can be considered as a good example of how historian look at works of art it's also filled with symbols linked to fertility, faith Christianity, loyalty, and love. One of the most significant is the fruit first the oranges placed on the table behind the man which symbolize fertility especially in the first day of…

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    one certain criterion - a personal taste. In discussing this topic, I would raise the issue of the diverseness of human taste and its indifference to the specific art school or epoch. And to the contrary – will prove the dependence of the art from the subjective point of view. At first, let it be presumed that the chosen sixteen arts are the only arts remaining from the past. According to them the presumable picture of the art history would be built. The presumable way of making the history of…

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    art throughout history. It has been used to depict royalty, religious figures, and today with the advancements in technology, portraits are taken and shared with the world instantly. What defines a portrait is debatable; portraits can show a person’s true personality, or show who they want to be, that’s all up to the artist. Many cultures have different styles of creating portraits and the biggest difference between cultures is the way they choose to show the subject of the portraits. Venus…

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