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|Named Person:||Jan van Eyck; Arnolfini; Eyck, Jan van <1390-1440>; Jan van Eyck; Jan van Eyck; Jan (1390-1441) Van Eyck; Jan van Eyck|
|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||0520212215 9780520212213 0520082516 9780520082519|
|Description:||xxi, 180 pages,  pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction: Rehistoricizing the Portrait --
1. From Inventory Description to Symbolic Reading --
2. On Marriage Law and Ceremony --
3. Betrothal Custom and the Arnolfini Sponsalia --
4. Problems of Symbolic Interpretation --
Appendix: A Fifteenth-Century Florentine Marriage Service Before a Notary.
|Series Title:||California studies in the history of art., Discovery series ;, 3.|
Erwin Panofsky's view that the painting represents a clandestine marriage was almost universally accepted until recently, when scholars began to abandon his principle of "disguised symbolism" in favor of more theoretical approaches to the panel's interpretation. Edwin Hall's study - firmly grounded in Roman and canon law, theology, literature, and the social history of the period - reveals new meaning for this wonderful painting: instead of depicting the sacrament of marriage, Hall argues, Van Eyck's double portrait commemorates the alliance between two wealthy and important Italian mercantile families, a ceremonious betrothal that reflects the social conventions of the time.
Hall's illuminating book not only unlocks the mystery surrounding the content of this work of art; it also makes a unique contribution to the fascinating history of betrothal and marriage custom, ritual, and ceremony, tracing their evolution from the late Roman Empire thorough the fifteenth century and providing persuasive visual evidence for their development.
Since the fifteenth century, Jan van Eyck has been one of the most admired artists in the history of early northern painting. His pictures are jewels in themselves, crafted in luminous colors on wooden panels with a newly perfected oil technique, achieved by the application of transparent glazes over more opaque underlayers of pigment, permitting each detail to be rendered with astonishing verisimilitude.
The Arnolfini double portrait is Van Eyck's quintessential work and a striking example of how art and its meaning endure and engage us for centuries.
- Eyck, Jan van, -- 1390-1440. -- Wedding portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and Jeanne Cenami.
- Panel painting -- 15th century -- Expertising.
- Marriage customs and rites, Medieval.
- Arnolfini, . -- Bildnis,
- Eyck, Jan van <1390-1440>
- Wedding portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and Jeanne Cenami (Eyck, Jan van)
- Panel painting -- Expertising.
- Het portret van Giovanni Arnolfini en zijn vrouw Giovanna Cenami (Van Eyck)
- Eyck, Jan van, -- 1390-1441.
- Eyck, Jan. van, -- 1390-1441. -- Giovanni Arnolfini und seine Frau Giovanna Cenami.
- Van Eyck, Jan. (1390-1441). -- Époux Arnolfini.
- Mariage -- Dans l'art.
- Eyck, Jan. van. -- Giovanni Arnolfini und seine Frau Giovanna Cenami.