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Jan van Eyck

Jan van Eyck
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Northern Renaissance

Jan van Eyck Biography

Jan van Eyck is considered to be a founder of the Early Renaissance style in the Northern Renaissance. We do not know the exact date and place of his birth, it is believed that he was born in early 1390s in the eastern province of the Netherlands Limburg. He probably was taught the art by his brother Hubert van Eyck, with whom he created the masterpiece The Ghent Altarpiece(1425-1432), which they started in 1425, but after the death of Hubert, his younger brother finished it alone.

Jan van Eyck 27 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Jan van Eyck Bibliography

Jan van Eyck. by A. Sarabyanov. Moscow. 1990.

Painting of Europe. XIII-XX centuries. Encyclopedic Dictionary. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1999.

The Arnolfini Betrothal: Medieval Marriage and the Enigma of Van Eyck's Double Portrait (Discovery Series, 3)

by Edwin Hall. University of California Press, 1997.

Jan Van Eyck: The Play of Realism by Craig Harbison. Reaktion Books, 1997.

Jan Van Eyck: Two Paintings of Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata by J. R. J. Van Asperen De Boer, Kenneth Be, Marigene H. Butler, Peter Klein, Katherine Crawford Luber, Joseph J. Rishel, Maurits Smeyers, James Snyder, Carlenrica Spantigati. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1997.

Van Eyck: the Ghent altarpiece (Art in context) by Elisabeth Dhanens. Viking Press, 1973.