Homework 1.3: Jan Van Eyck

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1.3 Flemish Painting

Part 1 – closed

Part 2- open

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

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?