Jan van Eyck Arnolfini Wedding 1434 oil and tempera on oak 82x60cm


Jan van Eyck Arnolfini Wedding 1434 
oil and tempera on oak 82x60cm
In the early '90s Jacques Paviot, a French naval historian found something that challenged previously accepted beliefs about the painting. While doing unrelated research, he stumbled across a reference to what appears to have been what was generally accepted to be happening in the painting: Arnolfini's wedding to Giovanna Cenami. But the document Paviot found placed the wedding in 1447, 13 years after the date on the double portrait and six years after van Eyck's death.


Greek, Paestum Italy Basilica 550BCE
  • Claude Levi-Strauss
  • Joseph Campbell
  • Sigmund Freud
  • Carl Jung
  • theory of gestalt (collective unconsciousness)
  • geometric
  • naturalistic
  • stylized
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Frida Kahlo, The Broken Column, 1944