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Jan and Hubert VAN EYCK L'Agneau Mystique (The Ghent Altarpiece), details 1432




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Jan van Eyck (vers 1390-1441) est un peintre né dans les territoires soumis à l'autorité du prince-évêque de Liège Jean de Bavière (1390-1417), qui devient son protecteur. Il est célèbre pour ses portraits d’un réalisme minutieux. Ses tableaux les plus connus sont Les époux Arnolfini et la Vierge du Chancelier Rolin. Il termina par ailleurs le fameux retable de L'Agneau mystique, commencé par son frère Hubert van Eyck. Il est l'un des premiers artistes qui signèrent leurs œuvres.

Jan van Eyck (c.1390-1441) was a Flemish/Netherlandish painter active in Bruges. He is often considered one of the founders of Early Netherlandish painting school and one of the most significant representatives of Northern Renaissance art. 

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  1. I wonder if you've ever had the chance to see any of the captivating works of William-Adolphe Bouguereau,1825-1905. He did not receive the respect he deserved in his own time because he refused to conform or compromise his vision, but his works have been viewed with increasing favour of late. He has several life-size or larger works and has a special talent for his seeming ability to capture the very soul of children. I must admit my favourites are his "Abduction of Psyche" works, both adult and child, which I find absolutely charming. I am enjoying your blog extravagantly (if that's even proper use for the word, but it seems to fit best) and I hope you find some viewing pleasure in the following:
    http://www.artrenewal.org/pages/artist.php?artistid=7

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    1. Hi Michelle! Thank you so much for your comment!! I'm a huge fan of Bouguereau an I've posted some of his works on this blog, here : http://largesizepaintings.blogspot.fr/search/label/William%20BOUGUEREAU
      I know Artrenewal. This is one of my favourites sources :)
      And sorry for my bad English: I'm French!

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