Jan van Eyck

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Jan van Eyck


Jan van Eyck was born circa 1395. In 1425, he was employed under the service of Duke Philip, the Good of Burgundy. In 1432, van Eyck painted "Adoration of the Lamb," the altarpiece for the Church of St. Bavon, Ghent. In 1434, he created another masterpiece, "Arnolfini Wedding." Throughout his career, van Eyck used oil painting in his portraits and panel paintings. He died on July 9, 1441 in Bruges, Netherlands.

In the most substantial early source on him, a 1454 biography by the Genoese humanist Bartolomeo Facio, Jan van Eyck was named "the leading painter" of his day. Facio places him among the best artists of the early 15th century, along with Rogier van der Weyden, Gentile da Fabriano, and Pisanello.


1395 - Birth1422 - Took enploy-ment as a painter1425 - Court painter to Philip the Good in Lille1429 - Moved to Burges1441 - Death

The Eyckian style was based on a strong undercurrent of realism that constituted an important aspect of the development of late medieval art. It is thought that Jan van Eyck's careful delineation of every detail of life was intended to reflect the glory of God's creation.

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Jan van Eyck


Jan van Eyck

The Adoration of the Lamb

Arnolfini Wedding

The Madonna with Canon van der Paele


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