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Jan Van Eyck's Arnolfini portrait : stories of an icon

Author: Linda Seidel
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jan van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait: Stories of an Icon examines, from a variety of perspectives, one of the earliest and most celebrated paintings in the history of European art. In her lucid analysis, Linda Seidel considers this famous double portrait as social record, legal document, material object, and poetic fiction. Each chapter of her study represents a distinct mode of inquiry and each situates the painting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jan van Eyck; Jan van Eyck; Jan van Eyck; Jan van Eyck; Jan van Eyck; Jan van Eyck; Jan (1390-1441) Van Eyck; Jan Van Eyck
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Linda Seidel
ISBN: 0521431255 9780521431255
OCLC Number: 26973800
Description: xvi, 308 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Prologue: Self-Inscription --
1. The Burdens of Matrimony --
2. The Business of Painting --
3. The Power of Sight --
4. Poetic Fictions --
Epilogue: Founder's Heritage.
Responsibility: Linda Seidel.
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This 1993 book considers Jan Van Eyck's famous double portrait as a social record, legal document, material object, and poetic fiction.  Read more...

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