Friday, July 1, 2011

Jan van Eyck: Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and wife 1434

I am fascinated by medieval and early Renaissance painting. I like the depiction of everyday life, like this most famous van Eyck. 

1 comment:

  1. Note the dog, symbolic of fidelity in much of these period pieces. The woman is obviously with child and holds her hand tenderly on her 'bump' - an imagery any father/husband would FEEL. The man seems to be in contemplation, or perhaps giving a prayer of thanks. Exemplary work!
    Also the reflections in the mirror.
    Exquisite taste, as usual Mike.