HUBERT and JAN VAN EYCK:  The Ghent Altarpiece (wings closed), 1432, Oil on wood, 350 x 223 cm, Cathedral of St Bavo, Ghent. The realism of the figures of Adam and Eve at the far right and left on the open altarpiece struck contemporary viewers forcefully, and this style continues on the outside of the panels when the altarpiece is closed.

HUBERT and JAN VAN EYCK: The Ghent Altarpiece (wings closed), 1432, Oil on wood, 350 x 223 cm, Cathedral of St Bavo, Ghent. The realism of the figures of Adam and Eve at the far right and left on the open altarpiece struck contemporary viewers forcefully, and this style continues on the outside of the panels when the altarpiece is closed.

This is the top, center panel of the Ghent Altarpiece painted by Jan Van Eyck. The whole Ghent Altarpiece consists of 12 panels.

This is the top, center panel of the Ghent Altarpiece painted by Jan Van Eyck. The whole Ghent Altarpiece consists of 12 panels.

Hubert and Jan van Eyck - The Ghent Altarpiece (also called the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb) - large and complex 15th century Flemish polyptych panel painting.  Close-up view to John the Baptist

Hubert and Jan van Eyck - The Ghent Altarpiece (also called the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb) - large and complex 15th century Flemish polyptych panel painting. Close-up view to John the Baptist

Hubert and Jan van EYCK / The Ghent Altarpiece with wings open (lower section) / Adoration of the Lamb (detail)  1425-29  Oil on wood  Cathedral of St Bavo, Ghent

Hubert and Jan van EYCK / The Ghent Altarpiece with wings open (lower section) / Adoration of the Lamb (detail) 1425-29 Oil on wood Cathedral of St Bavo, Ghent

Jan Van Eyck “The Ghent Altarpiece”  Detail, left  (just amazing...just can't find another word except just amazing)

Jan Van Eyck “The Ghent Altarpiece” Detail, left (just amazing...just can't find another word except just amazing)

The Ghent Altarpiece (Adoration of the Mystic Lamb), 1432, open state  Hubert van Eyck (Netherlandish, died 1426) and Jan van Eyck (Netherlandish, 1390/1400–1441)  Oil on panel  Cathedral of Saint Bavo, Ghent, Belgium

The Ghent Altarpiece (Adoration of the Mystic Lamb), 1432, open state Hubert van Eyck (Netherlandish, died 1426) and Jan van Eyck (Netherlandish, 1390/1400–1441) Oil on panel Cathedral of Saint Bavo, Ghent, Belgium

Hubert and Jan van EYCK / The Ghent Altarpiece with wings open (upper section) / Singing Angels 1427-29 Oil on wood, 164,5 x 71,5 cm Cathedral of St Bavo, Ghent

Hubert and Jan van EYCK / The Ghent Altarpiece with wings open (upper section) / Singing Angels 1427-29 Oil on wood, 164,5 x 71,5 cm Cathedral of St Bavo, Ghent

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