June 2, 2011

Jan Van Eyck's "The Arnolfini Wedding Portrait"

Nationality: Flemish
Born/Died: c. 1395-1441

Creation Date: 1434

Size: 32.4 × 23.6 in. (82.2 x 60 cm)
Media: Oil on panel
Location: National Gallery, London, UK

One of the many things I enjoy about this painting is that despite being about love between two people, it is incredibly stoic, reserved, poised and brilliantly clear. There's no mushy, sentimentality in van Eyck's style.

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