Arnolfini Portrait

Arnolfini Portrait - Marco Emadzadeh Art "Arnolfini...

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Marco Emadzadeh Art “Arnolfini Portrait”, Jan Van Eyck Jan Van Eyck’s “Arnolfini Portrait” is a painting of Giovanni di Nicolao Arnolfini and his wife standing next to each other in a small room in their home . It is considered one of the most original and complex paintings in Western art history . Finished in 1434, it is one of the oldest famous panel paintings to have been executed in oils rather than in tempera, which was normally used during that time . I was not sure what painting to do for my project, but after learning about it in class realizing the great amount of symbolism and detail I knew that I wanted to do more research on it . The couple are shown in an upstairs room in summer as indicated by the cherry tree outside the window which is in fruit . The room is in fact not a bedroom, as usually assumed, but a reception room as it was the fashion in France and Burgundy to have beds in reception rooms that were normally used just as seating except, for example, when a
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2008 for the course ART 101 taught by Professor Rboers during the Spring '08 term at WPUNJ.

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