Jan van Eyck
by Clara Richards
About the artist
Madonna in the Church
A large aspect of this piece of art is naturalism. You can see naturalism in the details of the architecture, the light, on the floor, and on the Virgin Mary herself. Another "ism" in the painting is perspectivism. You can see perspectivism in the walls that go farther back using linear perspective. Classicism also has a part in this painting with all of the symmetrical architecture
"Jan Van Eyck." Almanac of Famous People. Gale, 2011. Biography in Context. Web. 3 Dec. 2015.