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    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 art would be no different from the real one, under the condition that the real history preserved the greater part of masterpieces and the current timeline would correspond only to the part of the picture. The first drawing in the list is “The Arnolfini Portrait” (1434), by Jan van Eyck. Let alone the exquisite and highly realistic style inherent to the epoch, bound with the types of faces, untypical for our ages, painting holds a composition that consists of the multiple levels. Such approach allows composing the described event from the variety of angles at once. At the same time, the abundance of details allows to presume many important things about the social state of the couple drawn on it, while symbols indirectly describe the situation between depicted people . For example, it can be indirectly stated that the members of the couple are unequal – the oath is made while holding the left hand, the woman is probably pregnant – not so much due to the specific dress, but also due to the symbol of…

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    Jan Van Eyck began his career as an artist in 1422 and continued until his death in 1441. While Van Eyck was active, 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…

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    art in a format that was expressive and held to its platform of divine work. Throughout this essay we will be talking about the works of Michelangelo David and Jan Van Eyck the Arnolfini Wedding. We will explore the detail the summary and techniques at the used throughout the early Renaissance from the use of paints to the use of marble. Michelangelo devoted his whole life to the creating of magnificent works of art. His work was all interested him, and it seemed that had no easy ways of doing…

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    Jan Van Eyck, one of the most famous painters from the Renaissance era, is a man of mystery; no one knows anything about his childhood, birth, or family. The documents from his time were most likely lost, 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.…

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    Jan Van Eyck Annunciation

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    The Annunciation by Jan van Eyck is an oil painting that was transferred from wood, panel, to a canvas. It was completed between 1434 and 1436 and it currently resides in the National Gallery of Art in D.C., where I visited it. It is believed by experts that this painting is part of a triptych, a work of art that is divided into three sections that are together and have artwork in both the inside and outside, although there has been no actual evidence that proves it. The painting is very complex…

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    Jan Van Eyck Analysis

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    Middle Ages. The term Renaissance means “rebirth”, and the period was primarily a time of revival of classical learning and wisdom after a long period of cultural decline. There was also an explosion of art during this time. The new birth of resurrection known as the "Renaissance" is usually considered to have begun in Italy in the fourteenth century. There were many famous artists during this period, people along the lines of Leonardo Da Vinci, Artemisia Gentileschi, and Titian. Jan van Eyck…

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    passes it. To a knowing viewer, it becomes almost immediately evident that this is the work of none other than Jan van Eyck himself. This piece juxtaposes two biblical scenes commonly depicted by Renaissance artists, but with a Netherlandish attention to detail, as well as other formal elements endemic to van Eyck’s style. These components include an emphasis on highly saturated colors, a strong use of spatial elements, and highly realistic physical renderings of the subjects depicted. In order…

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    Jan Van Eyck, born in 1390, to Maaseik, Belgium, was said to be, “The Father of Oil Painting.” He was given this reputation for his amazing talent and experimentation with this modern paint. His reputation was also built through the way he fit in with the culture, his art, and his religion. Van Eyck was one of the most famous and significant painters of the renaissance also because of his family of painters all who were less famous but still significant as painters. Van eyck’s career was in…

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    The Annunciation Analysis

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    This paper will describe the paintings of “The Annunciation” from painters Jan Van Eyck and Robert Campin. Even though the paintings are describing the same things I feel that there is more separating rather than bringing them together. Robert Campin was a Flemish Painter that was based in Tournai who made paintings for both middle and high-class civilians. Jan Van Eyck was also a Flemish Painter that was based in Burges who mostly worked very wealthy patrons. Jan Van Eyck’s “Annunciation” was…

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    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…

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