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Biography and paintings by Jan van Eyck

Biography and paintings by Jan van Eyck

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Dutch artist Jan van Eyck was very famous at the time. No other information from the artist’s infant and youthful life is practically unknown.

Having entered the service of the ruler of Holland in 1422 - John of Bavaria, van Eyck performed various works in the palace in The Hague.

From 1425 to 1429 he worked for the Duke of Philip the Good. Performed various artwork, and even some diplomatic missions. The duke appreciated van Eyck, and considered him a cultured and educated person.

A lot of controversy arises around the artist's paintings. Since Jan van Eyck studied with his brother Hubert, they painted some paintings together, and some separately. There are a huge number of paintings, the author of which has not yet been identified.

In 1431, Jan van Eyck moved to Bruges, where he became an artist of the city. One of van Eyck's most famous paintings is the Ghent Altar, which was started by his brother, but he died in 1426, and Ian continued and completed this work.

Van Eyck created a series of paintings dedicated to Madonna, and also was a true master of portraiture. Many of his paintings are presented on our website with a detailed description, and the date of creation.

Van Eyck died in 1441 in Bruges.

Watch the video: Jan van Eyck A Flemish Painter - Northern Renaissance Paintings and The Ghent Altarpiece (August 2022).