Van Eyck



Van Eyck

Reputed to be the inventor of oil painting, the Flemish painter Jan van Eyck (1390-1441) is a major 15th century artist. He is considered to be the founder of western portraiture and practised this art meticulously. Look closely at the famous “Arnolfini Portrait” exposed at the National Gallery, where the circular mirror at the back of the room shows the artist’s reflection, or the beautiful “Virgin of Chancellor Rolin” exposed at the Louvre, a picture in which three arches open onto a river landscape. Enjoy your visit!

Duration : 20 mins

Producer : Purescreens

Production year : 2013

Production country : France