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Van Eyck

Hardcover21 x 26 cm0.56 kg96 pages15
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As one of the first, true masters of oil painting, Jan van Eyck was also one of the most important Renaissance artists of the 15th century. Just 25 surviving works are attributed to him, yet his realism heavily influenced Early Netherlandish painters. Explore Jan van Eyck’s life and masterful oil works in this hardcover introduction.
Van Eyck

Van Eyck

15

Renaissance Realist

The painted world of a Flemish master

Often imitated but never equaled, Jan van Eyck (c. 1390-1441) left an indelible impression on Renaissance art and paved the way for future realist painters. With its unprecedented precision and masterful use of color, Arnolfini Double Portrait, depicting the wedding of a young couple, is testament to the mastery of the Flemish painter and leader of the Early Netherlandish school. Van Eyck painted both secular and religious subject matter, emphasizing a naturalism and realism that moved seamlessly between 15th-century everyday life and poetic, heavenly settings. Working with oil paint, he innovated the medium, allowing for great intensity and depth of color.

Trace the artist’s impressive oeuvre in this hardcover survey of his work, including altarpieces, religious figures, and commissioned portraits. Featuring enlarged details and close analyses of masterpieces like the Ghent Altarpiece, this publication also offers a chronology of van Eyck’s production, including the output of his workshop which continued even after his death.
The author

Till-Holger Borchert studied art history, musicology, and German literature at the universities of Bonn and Bloomington (IN). An acknowledged expert on Early Netherlandish painting, he has worked as chief curator at the Groeningemuseum in Bruges since 2002 and as Director of the Bruges Museum since 2014. Borchert teaches art history at the universities of Aachen, Memphis (TN), and Middlebury (VT) and has curated exhibitions in Brussels, Rome, Madrid, and New York. He heads the Flemish Research Centre for the Arts in the Burgundian Netherlands.

Van Eyck
Hardcover21 x 26 cm0.56 kg96 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-4479-5

Edition: German

ISBN 978-3-8365-4497-9

Edition: French

ISBN 978-3-8365-8196-7

Edition: Spanish
Born back in 1985, the Basic Art Series has evolved into the best-selling art book collection ever published. Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art series features: a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance a concise biography approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions