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Jan van Eyck

Renaissance Artist, Jan van Eyck

Malik Beckman

on 14 December 2012

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Jan van Eyck Born: 1395
Died: 1441 The Crucifixion and Last Judgement Jan Van Eyck Here is a picture of Jesus' crucifixion by Van Eyck. He used these three formal elements of art to capture perspective; line, space, and color. Jan used contour lines in showing Christ's emotions. Humanism was an ideal during the Renaissance of focusing on humans and their achievements. Jan van Eyck portrayed them in his paintings because a lot of them were of humans, and in the painting the human was the main focus. This was completely different from secularism, paintings that focused on religion. and paintings were typically focused on religious topics, like Jesus. Background Info From the coats of arms on his tombstone, it is believed he came from the gentry class. As court painter and "valet de chambre" to the Duke, van Eyck was exceptionally well paid. Flemish painter, often lauded as the founding father of Dutch fine painting and the inventor of the oil paint technique. The Lamb of God The lamb, bleeding from its neck is symbolic for Jesus sacrificing his life in order to redeem humankind from its sins. People gather around from everywhere to watch the show, just as they did when Jesus was crucified.
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