1. Flemish painter who was a founder of the Flemish school of painting and who pioneered modern techniques of oil painting (1390-1441)
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  • A side chapel holds Jan van Eyck's Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, a huge altarpiece designed to be folded into sections, painted in 1432.
  • Other evidence throws doubts on the suggestion that van Eyck painted the Arnolfini portrait under a projection onto the oak panel.
  • Van Eyck secured his drawing in dark, then threw a pale transparent middle tint over the whole, and recovered his _highest_ lights; all was _transparent_ except these. On the Old Road Vol. 1 (of 2) A Collection of Miscellaneous Essays and Articles on Art and Literature
  • Linda Seidel has shown, for instance, that Van Eyck's famous Arnolfini portrait is best understood as something like a marriage contract, and the "cave canem" inscription on the fierce dog mosaics at Pompeii (often cited by Gombrich as examples of "apotropaic" imagery) seems redundant in view of the image. Notes, Mitchell, "Ekphrasis and the Other"
  • Van Eyck's manner) and those painted with oil alone, or with the modern megilp, (oil and mastic varnish,) is so well known that it is scarcely necessary to allude to it. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 357, June, 1845
  • We may have one Van Eyck, [170] who will be known as the introducer of a new style once in ten centuries, but he himself will trace his invention to some accidental by-play or pursuit; and the use of that invention will depend altogether on the popular necessities or instincts of the period. Selections From the Works of John Ruskin
  • Eyck in the National Gallery all the brilliant lights are loaded; mere white, Mr. Eastlake himself admits, was always so; and we believe that the flesh-color and carnations are painted with color as _opaque_ as the white head-dress, but fail of brilliancy from not being _loaded enough_; the white ground beneath being utterly unable to add to the power of such tints, while its effect on more subdued tones depended in great measure on its receiving a transparent coat of warm color first. On the Old Road Vol. 1 (of 2) A Collection of Miscellaneous Essays and Articles on Art and Literature
  • His mature works combine features of his Bruges predecessors, van Eyck's fascination with the detail of the visible world and Memling's refinement, with some compositional elements from Hugo van der Goes.
  • Panofsky's contention that Van Eyck literally painted a marriage certificate was rooted in two early accounts of the picture.
  • Called Arnolfini, in honor of the Flemish painter Jan van Eyck, the bejeweled chandelier, rendered out of glass containers, including egg cups and poison bottles, suggests a phantasmagoric Still Life painting. Out of the Gallery and Into the Home
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