Homework 1.3: Jan Van Eyck

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1.3 Flemish Painting

Part 1 – closed
http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/van-eyck-ghent-altarpiece.html

Part 2- open
http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/van-eyck-ghent-altarpiece1.html

1.  Download these two sheets and annotate the panels as you listen to the conversation

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2.    What do the speakers mean when they say this painting “transcends human vision”?

Van Eyck’s Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife
http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org/giovanni-arnolfini-and-his-wife.html

3.  What did art historians once believe was happening in this picture?

4.  What specific details in this painting allude to the patron’s wealth?