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About Jan van Eyck - Famous Painter

Updated on December 31, 2014
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The picture is believed to be a self-portrait of Jan van Eyck. You can see it in the National Gallery in London - it's actually a lot smaller than you might think.
The picture is believed to be a self-portrait of Jan van Eyck. You can see it in the National Gallery in London - it's actually a lot smaller than you might think. | Source

Jan van Eyck (1395 - 1441) - Northern Renaissance Painter

Learn about Jan van Eyck, the 15th century artist who is frequently credited with inventing oil painting. He's an important painter of the Northern Renaissance.

You can:

  • find out about Jan van Eyck's life
  • see images of van Eyck's paintings - on-line or in museums and galleries around the world
  • read about exhibitions of van Eyck's paintings
  • get exhibition catalogues
  • get books about van Eyck's life and work
  • find out about Van Eyck and portraiture

Van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece

Van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece a.k.a. Retable de l'Agneau mystique
Van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece a.k.a. Retable de l'Agneau mystique | Source

"The Arnolfini Portrait" by Jan Van Eyck

"The Arnolfini Portrait" by Jan Van Eyck
"The Arnolfini Portrait" by Jan Van Eyck

Jan van Eyck in Art Galleries and Museums

These are links to artworks in major museums and art galleries around the world.

Madonna of Chancellor Rolin / The Virgin of chancellor Rolin - The Louvre
Madonna of Chancellor Rolin / The Virgin of chancellor Rolin - The Louvre | Source

Jan van Eyck in Online Art Galleries

Below you can find various web galleries of artwork by Jan Van Eyck

Van Eyck in Detail

Van Eyck in Detail
Van Eyck in Detail

Rated an average of 5.0 out of 5 stars by 16 customer reviews

This is a serious study of a master's painting techniques and shows the finest details of Van Eyck's paintings

Hardcover: 256 pages

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (March 5, 2013)

 

Jan Van Eyck: Renaissance Realist

Jan Van Eyck: Renaissance Realist
Jan Van Eyck: Renaissance Realist

Rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 6 customer reviews

Paperback: 96 pages

Publisher: Taschen; Ill edition (June 1, 2008)

 

NEW in 2015: van Eyck: The Complete Works

van Eyck: The Complete Works
van Eyck: The Complete Works

Hardcover: 306 pages

Publisher: Taschen (June 15, 2015)

 

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      puerdycat lm 6 years ago

      Thanks! Had a great visit!

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      hdkeulenaer 6 years ago

      Great lens about the founder of the Van Eyck dynasty. I've rolled this to my lens on Ghent, where you can see the Mystic Lamb, described as 'one of the greatest works of art in existence'. I'm not sure about this, but to pull this off back in 1432 must be a major feat.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I like this Jan Van Eyck's art, and i love his name it is aaaaaamazing. Its very pulchritudinous sounding name.!!

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