Inspired by Jan van Eyck

Fine Art Drawings, Letter to Hieronymus Bosch, Adam Niemczyc

Letter to Hieronymus Bosch

Adam Niemczyc

Fine Art Drawings - 12.8 x 15.9 inch


Fine Art Drawings, Après l'expo, Laurent Anastay-Ponsolle

Après l'expo

Laurent Anastay-Ponsolle

Fine Art Drawings - 27.6 x 19.7 x 0.2 inch


Print, The Dutch, Ger Doornink

The Dutch

Ger Doornink

Print - 34.3 x 25.9 inch


Painting, When They See Us, Samson Toba

When They See Us

Samson Toba

Painting - 48 x 48 x 1 inch


Painting, Chinaza (God Answer Prayers), Ganiyat Abdulazeez

Chinaza (God Answer Prayers)

Ganiyat Abdulazeez

Painting - 48 x 36 x 1 inch


Fine Art Drawings, The Pianist #4, Laurent Anastay-Ponsolle

The Pianist #4

Laurent Anastay-Ponsolle

Fine Art Drawings - 16.5 x 23.2 x 0 inch


Painting, Eikona, Erwann  Tirilly


Erwann Tirilly

Painting - 27.6 x 96.5 x 1.2 inch


Sculpture, United People, Mehnoush Modonpour

United People

Mehnoush Modonpour

Sculpture - 13 x 14.2 x 11.4 inch


Painting, Unjustifiable love can be the most beautiful, Adam Niemczyc

Unjustifiable love can be the most beautiful

Adam Niemczyc

Painting - 25.6 x 19.7 inch


Painting, Fading Away, Adrien Conrad

Fading Away

Adrien Conrad

Painting - 21.7 x 18.1 x 0.7 inch


Painting, Les 3 âges, Cécile Boceno

Les 3 âges

Cécile Boceno

Painting - 15.7 x 11.8 x 1.6 inch


Photography, Statue Room, San Sebastian Ca' D'oro at Villa Borghese Venezia, Magda Von Hanau

Statue Room, San Sebastian Ca' D'oro at Villa Borghese Venezia

Magda Von Hanau

Photography - 48 x 32 x 0.1 inch


Print, Untitled, Studio Abawé


Studio Abawé

Print - 16.5 x 11.6 inch


Print, Untitled, Studio Abawé


Studio Abawé

Print - 16.5 x 11.6 inch


Print, Untitled, Studio Abawé


Studio Abawé

Print - 23.2 x 16.7 inch


Painting, Naissance, Irene Mahon


Irene Mahon

Painting - 16.1 x 13 x 0.8 inch


Inspired by Jan van Eyck

Jan Van Eyck was a painter belonging to the early Netherlandish and early Northern Renaissance artistic movements who spent his life in Bruges in the service of Duke Philip the Good of Burgundy. Van Eyck grew close with his duchy patron. The two shared a friendship that existed beyond Van Eyck's employment. The duke was even called upon as the godfather to one of Van Eyck's children. As court painter, he was highly regarded by Philip and undertook a number of diplomatic visits abroad, including to Lisbon in 1428 to explore the possibility of a marriage with Isabella of Portugal by painting her portrait. 

In Van Eyck's earlier works, the Gothic style is visible. Further on in his career, we see a divergence towards a greater emphasis on naturalism and realism present within his art. Van Eyck's technique is synonymous with his grasp of oil painting. Some art historians have even given him the title of inventor of oil painting however whilst his affiliation for the technique is comprehensive, his reputation as originator of the practice remains in doubt.

Jan Van Eyck conveyed what he perceived as a coexistence of the spiritual and material worlds by using iconographic symbols subtly integrated into his works. As a notable figure of early Flemish art, Van Eyck's legacy exists in his ability to expose the viewer to an experience of spiritual revelation whilst never making the task appear too laborious or righteous. Artists today still seek inspiration in Van Eyck's use of oil paint as well as his subject matter and naturalist air of transforming a subject matter. On Artsper, discover the works of some brilliant contemporary artists who are inspired by the style of the pioneer: lose yourself in the fantastic compositions of names such as Viktor Horiaiev, Erwann Tirilly and Emilie Serris that too are inspired by worlds beyond our own... 

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