Monday, November 20, 2006

Best Wishes



The Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck, National Gallery London.

Painted in the 15th century, this work is full of symbolism all meant to bring good luck to the marriage of this couple. van Eyck and his brother Hubert are often credited with inventing oil painting.

Details of image

4 comments:

slatts said...

Isn't this the painting where the artist's reflection can be seen in the mirror?

Anonymous said...

Yes it is. This is a great painting that does not do it justice shown in this size. Joe Alessi

Martha said...

It sure is:

http://employees.oneonta.edu/farberas/arth/arth214_folder/van_eyck/arnolfini.html

Martha said...

I keep the images low res so as not to infringe on copyrights, but I always try and post links to the source.

Martha

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