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Eyck, Jan van, 1390-1440.
e Artist : painter
The Virgin and Child in a Church (a portable altar).
b Center : 33.1 x 27.5 cm.
Oil on wood.
Design Date: 1437 (signed & dated)
Van Eyck's inspired observations of light and its effects, executed with technical virtuosity through this new, transparent medium, enabled him to create a brilliant and lucid kind of reality. The invention of this technique transformed the appearance of painting. Since 1430 van Eyck lived and worked in Bruges as painter to the court and city. It was believed, that Jan van Eyck invented painting with oils, maybe it is not true, but his technique in painting with oils is exceptional. His paint is so transparent that his works have a unique, almost luminous sheen.
Style: Flemish Northern Renaissance.
School: Northern Renaissance.
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Alte Meister (Old Masters). ID=GDAM
t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)