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About Jan van Eyck - Famous Painter

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The picture is believed to be a self-portrait of Jan van Eyck. You can see it in the National Gallery in London - it's actually a lot smaller than you might think.

The picture is believed to be a self-portrait of Jan van Eyck. You can see it in the National Gallery in London - it's actually a lot smaller than you might think.

Jan van Eyck (1395 - 1441) - Northern Renaissance Painter

Learn about Jan van Eyck, the 15th century artist who is frequently credited with inventing oil painting. He's an important painter of the Northern Renaissance.

You can:

  • find out about Jan van Eyck's life
  • see images of van Eyck's paintings - on-line or in museums and galleries around the world
  • read about exhibitions of van Eyck's paintings
  • get exhibition catalogues
  • get books about van Eyck's life and work
  • find out about Van Eyck and portraiture

About Jan van Eyck

Van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece

Van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece a.k.a. Retable de l'Agneau mystique

Van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece a.k.a. Retable de l'Agneau mystique

"The Arnolfini Portrait" by Jan Van Eyck

"The Arnolfini Portrait" by Jan Van Eyck

"The Arnolfini Portrait" by Jan Van Eyck

Jan van Eyck in Art Galleries and Museums

These are links to artworks in major museums and art galleries around the world.

Madonna of Chancellor Rolin / The Virgin of chancellor Rolin - The Louvre

Madonna of Chancellor Rolin / The Virgin of chancellor Rolin - The Louvre

Jan van Eyck in Online Art Galleries

Below you can find various web galleries of artwork by Jan Van Eyck

Jan van Eyck in Exhibitions

  • NG London/Exhibitions: Renaissance Faces - Visit
    Renaissance Faces explores the dramatic rise of portraiture during this era. It feautures works by the great masters, including Raphael, Titian, Botticelli, Van Eyck, Holbein, Durer, Lotto, Pontormo and Bellini.

Van Eyck in Detail

Jan Van Eyck: Renaissance Realist

NEW in 2015: van Eyck: The Complete Works

The Jan van Eyck Academie

  • Jan van Eyck Academie
    The Jan van Eyck Akademie is a post-academic institute for research and production in the fields of fine art, design, and theory. The academy offers artists, designers, and theoreticians the opportunity to carry out research and set up productions. I

Comments and Feedback - comments are welcome - but please do not spam

puerdycat lm on December 19, 2010:

Thanks! Had a great visit!

hdkeulenaer on November 17, 2010:

Great lens about the founder of the Van Eyck dynasty. I've rolled this to my lens on Ghent, where you can see the Mystic Lamb, described as 'one of the greatest works of art in existence'. I'm not sure about this, but to pull this off back in 1432 must be a major feat.

anonymous on April 03, 2009:

I like this Jan Van Eyck's art, and i love his name it is aaaaaamazing. Its very pulchritudinous sounding name.!!

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