are the only jewellery visible, both outfits would have been enormously expensive, and appreciated as such by a contemporary viewer. There may be an element of restraint in their clothes (especially the man) befitting their merchant status – portraits of aristocrats tend to show gold chains and more decorated cloth. The view in the mirror shows two figures just inside the door that the couple are facing. The second figure, wearing red, is presumably the artist. In line with the mirror, in the centre of the picture, we see the couple holding hands: at least the man rather formally holds the limp hand of his wife in the palm of his own. Van Eyck has created a work with considerable religious significance. The convex mirror on the centre of the rear wall, which is exquisitely decorated with miniature medallions illustrating the Crucifixion and other stories from the Passion of Christ. Velazquez las meninas: - what we see is an architectural space in a palace. Produced at a time of Phillip the 4 th . Velazquez was a curator, shown in the paintings we see many paintings. Paintings are reubens and are about metamorphosis that are painted carefully enough to be recognized and shows mortals overcoming their superiors. Cluster of figures makes an argument of whose being painted. Self portrait of Velazquez but in a royal interpretation and aligns him with them. Figure in the
background also named Velazquez. Vanishing point toward the doorway, suggests movement and is like a frame and makes us think of the idea of a picture. We become like a person within the entourage of the court and connected to painting as poetry and its about the craft of painting, thinking about materials and of paint by showing the palette and the ribbons are like a palette on the girl. Crucial in thinking of status of artist. He was curator for the king, engaged in organizing getting art. After Velazquez died, red cross painted on Velaazquez. Compared to Arnolfini Portrait- Mirror thematized painting, mirror was the origin of painting (narcissus). Mirror connected to idea of painting after nature. Mirror is very small and depicted with attention to detail. Window connected to idea of sitter of Arnolfini how he is closer to the exterior world. Flat mirror on Velazquez (more expenisve), in part to enhance his own status. Commits to craft, the palatte with the pigments makes us think of potential of painting, ways in which colors and brushstrokes are things that are presented with equal care. The ways in which fingers show broad brushstrokes. creates an uncertain relationship between the viewer and the figures depicted. presents several figures, most identifiable from the Spanish court, captured, according to some commentators, in a particular moment as if in a snapshot. Some look out of the canvas towards the viewer, while others interact among themselves.
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