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[HR] Painting and details | Arnolfini Portrait

The Arnolfini Portrait (or The Arnolfini Wedding, The Arnolfini Marriage, the Portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini and his Wife, or other titles) is a 1434 oil painting on oak panel by the Early Netherlandish painter Jan van Eyck. It forms a full-length double portrait, believed to depict the Italian merchant Giovanni di Nicolao Arnolfini and his wife, presumably in their home in the Flemish city of Bruges.





Detail showing the male subject, probably Giovanni di Nicolao Arnolfini


Detail showing the female subject


Johannes de eyck fuit hic 1434 (Jan van Eyck was here. 1434).


Detail showing the couple’s joined hands.


Detail of the convex mirror



Detail of the dog

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  1. Adolf Witzeling

    February 11, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    what a weird painting. Seems like the proportions of the people are way off..the hands, the faces; like out of a freak show..strange

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