"The Arnolfini Portrait" by Jan van Eyck
Jan van Eyck’s “The Arnolfini Portrait” (1434) is one of the most famous – and most puzzling – works in Western art history. A full-length double portrait thought to depict the Italian merchant Giovanni di Nicolao di Arnolfini and his wife, this painting remains cloaked in mystery. Is it a marriage scene? Is the woman pregnant? Art historians continue to debate the iconography and meaning of Jan van Eyck’s enigmatic and highly esteemed masterpiece. “The Arnolfini Portrait” is exhibited at the National Gallery in London, England.
Other Upcoming Events
On-Line/Live EventONLINE ART HISTORY COURSE | Dreams of Arcadia and Victorian Fantasies: Italy in the American Imagination with Dr. Mary Ann Calo LIVE COURSEMarch 20, 2023 3 weeksOn-Line/Live EventONLINE HISTORY COURSE | “Giuseppe Garibaldi and the Italian Risorgimento” with Dr. Nicholas Albanese LIVE COURSESeptember 5, 2023 3 weeksOn-Line/Live EventONLINE ART HISTORY COURSE | Masterpieces of 15th-Century Northern Renaissance Art with Dr. Laurinda Dixon LIVE COURSEApril 12, 2023 3 weeks