1400 – 1500
Renaissance in Italy & the North

Van Eyck's Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife

Jan Van Eyck, Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife, tempera and oil on wood, 1434
(National Gallery, London)

Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris, Dr. Steven Zucker

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Cynthia Yim wrote on Monday, September 10, 2012

Before this video, I have seen this picture before but no one has ever pointed out the shoes, the mirror, the one candle, the fruit, their clothes, and the dog. I love the video and the speakers' comments. It made me feel like I should pay attention to every detail because a picture of just one candle could represent the presence of God. I did not know that.

Vy wrote on Saturday, October 06, 2012

This video was really informative. It made me appreciate this painting so much more. Thank you!

David T. Howard wrote on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

This is great. An Art Historian friend and I were just discussing this yesterday! Many of the observations are great: fur/ orange trees! Fantastic.The one challenge is the

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