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Jan Van Eyck was a Flemish painter born 1390 in Maaseik Belgium and died 1441 in Bruges Belgium Eyck was associated with the Renaissance Flemish School Ars Nova movement Famous paintings and artwork of this artist include Arnolfini et sa femme and Vierge au chancelier Rolin Related websites WebMuseum Microsoft Encarta Jan van Eyck is considered to be a founder of the Early Renaissance style in the Northern Renaissance Until 1425 Jan van Eyck served at the court of Duke Johann of Bavaria in Hague painting and restoring pictures After that he served at the court of Philip the Good of Burgundy where he was greatly valued not only as an artist but he also was entrusted by Duke with various diplomatic missions Since 1430 van Eyck lived and worked in Bruges as painter to the court and city It was believed that Jan van Eyck invented painting with oils maybe it is not true but his technique in painting with oils is exceptional His paint is so transparent that his works have a unique almost luminous sheen So outstanding was his skill as an oil painter that the invention of the medium was at one time attributed to him Van Eyck exploited the qualities of oil as never before building up layers of transparent glazes thus giving him a surface on which to capture objects in the minutest detail and allowing for the preservation of his colours Page1 Page2 Page3 Buy this poster at Artcom Jan Van Eyck was a Flemish painter born 1390 in Maaseik Belgium and died 1441 in Bruges Belgium Eyck was associated with the Renaissance Flemish School Ars Nova movement Famous paintings and artwork of this artist include Arnolfini et sa femme and Biography Jan van Eyck the most famous and
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