Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

The Virgin and Child in a Church (a portable altar)

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

Van Eyck's inspired observations of light and its effects, executed with technical virtuosity through this new, transparent medium, enabled him to create a brilliant and lucid kind of reality. The invention of this technique transformed the appearance of painting. Since 1430 van Eyck lived and worked in Bruges as painter to the court and city. It was believed, that Jan van Eyck invented painting with oils, maybe it is not true, but his technique in painting with oils is exceptional. His paint is so transparent that his works have a unique, almost luminous sheen.

Keywords

Dresden, Germany, Style: Flemish Northern Renaissance, School: Northern Renaissance, Movement: Renaissance, Flemish, Painting;, Painting

Subject: topical

Style: Flemish Northern Renaissance; School: Northern Renaissance; Movement: Renaissance; Flemish; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Dresden, Germany

Time Period

1437

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Genre

Painting; picture

Holding Location

University of South Florida USF

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-LFF1310

The Virgin and Child in a Church (a portable altar)

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