Jan van Eyck
Northern Renaissance Artist
Birthday: Around 1380 (not officially documented)
Home: Spent his life in Netherlands where he painted in the court of Philip the Good, and made portraits for other patrons.
Education: Latin, Greek, Hebrew (not documented where)
Lifestyle: born into gentry class, devoted to his work, more educated than most artists, religious
Type of Art/ Name of Pieces: made paintings, represented "the final conquest of reality in the North" and also created many religious works and portraits, most famous pieces are "Ghent Altarpiece", "Crucifixion", "Virgin of Canon van der Paele" and other pieces showing the Virgin Mary.
Patrons: Philip the Good, Jodocus Vijdts, Jorin van der Paele
Isms: humanism, he showed human perfection on his portraits, secularism because he made many paintings of the Virgin Mary.
Where It Can Be Seen: Saint Bavo Cathedral in Gent, Belgium
Significance: the defining monument of the "new realism" in the northern renaissance
Own Words: very religious, people praying on the bottom, I think a lot of the panels are showing Jesus or Mary
Ism: secularism because it is a very religious painting
Interesting Aspects: the panels are different you do not see that a lot, also nature plays a big part in the painting, brother Hubert helped before his death
Link: Ghent Altarpiece
"Jan Van Eyck." Library.artstor.org. Artstor.org, n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2015. <http://library.artstor.org/library/#3|search|1|jan20van20eyck|Multiple20Collection20Search|||type3D3126kw3Djan20van20eyck26id3Dall26name3DAll20Collections26origKW3D>.
"The Ghent Altarpiece." Getty.edu. N.p., n.d. Web. 4 Dec. 2015. <http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/current/panelpaintings/panel_paintings_ghent.html>.