The Virgin Mary ~ one of 24 compartmental scenes on The Ghent Altarpiece, Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium. The work was begun by Hubert van Eyck and upon his death in 1426 it was completed by his brother Jan van Ecyk - completed in 1432
Jan Van Eyck The Ghent Altarpiece: Prophet Zacharias; Angel of the Annunciation, , Church of St. Read more about the symbolism and interpretation of The Ghent Altarpiece: Prophet Zacharias; Angel of the Annunciation by Jan Van Eyck.
cauldronandcross: Detail of the Ghent Altarpiece by Jan van Eyck 1432 One of the best parts of the art history section of my interdisciplinary humanities course is getting to blow my students’ minds with Jan van Eyck on a regular basis.
Jan van Eyck - The Ghent Altarpiece - God Almighty (detail). Here we see the minutely observed detail which oil paint could achieve. It is generally agreed that it was van Eyck who first used oil paint on easel paintings.
"The Ghent Altarpiece" or "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" -- "The Just Judges" -- 1 of 24 compartmental scenes -- -- Hubert and Jan Van Eyck -- Flemish -- Polyptych -- Oil on wood -- Saint Bavo Cathedral -- Ghent, Belgium