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    Introduction The works of Jan Van Eyck and Jan Vermeer have been long celebrated as pinnacles of Northern Renaissance and Baroque art respectively. Historians continue to ponder the iconographic messages within the enigmatic oeuvres of these artists, particularly emphasizing religious symbolism and hidden meanings. Van Eyck and Vermeer were both products of the rich painting traditions of the Netherlands in the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries. As a result, their works share both similar and distinct

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    Jan van Eyck who painted both secular and religious paintings -Giovanni di Nicolao Arnolfini, an Italian merchant maybe in a home in the Flemish city of Bruges which is at least where the subject of the portrait is tempera and oil on wood -an oil sits on the surface and has garnish on top or a glazing process -thin the oil pigments and can put such thin layers on -texture of oils has extraordinarily detailed tiny brushes that mimic the embroidery of the thread -layer of layer of glazes on top -the

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    strong feelings and faith that I believe Jan van Eyck to be the most influential leading master of oil painting during the Renaissance to present. Famous and respectable humanist Bartolomeo Facio places him among the best artists of the early 15th century, along with Rogier van der Weyden, Gentile da Fabriano, and Pisanello. Facio records that van Eyck was a learned man, and that he was versed in the classics. I would have to agree with Facio as van Eyck was one of the first to use one layer of tempera

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    Born 1390, Jan Van Eyck was a flemish painter who was one of the first to perfect the newly developed technique of oil painting. In 1425 Van Eyck entered the service of the influential Valois prince, Duke Philip the Good of Burgundy. Van Eyck also did paintings for other private clients as well as the court. Van Eyck was exceptionally well paid for a painter, his salary alone sets him apart from many early Netherlandish painters, since most of them depended on individual commissions to make their

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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 resides

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    neighbors, and the International Gothic style, they looked forward and redefined painting as a style, while also changing arts meaning. Making the characters true to life in artwork was a new feat never before seen until the High Renaissance in Italy. Jan Van Eyck took the Netherlands by storm by renovating the International Gothic style, and creating a more naturalistic style that spawned dozens of copiers, and inspired artists to strive for a more realistic, original view of the human body. He mastered

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    of the social economic ideals of these people from this point in time will be unearthed and understood for one and all. The "Ghent Altarpiece", painted by Hubert and Jan Van Eyck is a very interesting piece. The artist created these works in 1432. He was in his early twenties or so and was helped by his older brother, Hubert Van Eyck, who was born in 1366. Neither men lived in to a very old age, both were in about 50 or 60 years old when they died. Those who lived in that day were said to be lucky

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    architecture. In Angelico’s piece, the arches supported by the stance of the ionic columns show the interest and study that the Italians adapted into their work. The Northern Renaissance painters eventually incorporated perspective in their work. Van Eyck used intuitive perspective, making objects appear smaller and closer together as they are placed further in the distance to create the feeling of depth in his piece. Iconography is more prevalent in the Northern Renaissance artwork compared to the

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    Jan Van Eyck

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    Jan van Eyck (1390, Maaseik, Belgium – 9 July 1441, Bruges, Belgium) was a prominent Netherlandish painter and one of the most famous Northern Renaissance artists of the 15th century. Little is known about his early life and background. He joined the Renaissance, Flemish School movement. Until 1425, he worked as a painter and restoring pictures at the court of Duke Johann of Bavaria in Hague. In the remaining years of his life, he worked as court artist to Philip the Good (31 July 1396 - 15 June

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    Jan van Eyck was born during c. 1935 in Maaseik, Bishopric of Liege, the Renaissance period. He had a sister Margareta, and at least two brothers, Hubert (died 1426) and Lambert was active between 1431 and 1442 (Both of them were also painters). Yet the order of their births is not known. Another significant, and rather younger, painter who worked in Southern France, Barthélemy van Eyck, is presumed to be a relation. It is not known where Jan was educated, but he had knowledge of Latin and used the

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