Friday, May 29, 2009

The Arnolfini Portrait

I promised someone that I'd post about The Arnolfini Portrait. So here it is:

This painting was done by the Flemish artist Jan van Eyck, in 1434. It's supposed to be a portrait of Giovanni Arnolfini, and his wife [who was deceased by the time this painting was done]. It is a very complex painting, full of symbolisms. And no, Giovanni's wife was not pregnant, what she is wearing was high fashion of that time.

That's just the painting in a gist; there is so much more meaning to it.

Image taken from our faithful Wikipedia.


Gandhali said...

I studied this image for uni. That's how I found out about it ... and Stephanie, that "someone" is you!

Stephanie said...

I know! Thank you for posting it! Read my book blog. There is something pretty impressive(not really)...

Gandhali said...

yep, no problemo, i'll go check it out!