The Ghent Altarpiece Van Eyck
The Ghent Altarpiece by the Van Eyck brothers (1432) is recognized worldwide as one of the most influential paintings ever made. It was the world’s first major oil painting, and it is laced with religious mysticism. The work almost reads like an A to Z of Christianity – from the Annunciation to the symbolic sacrifice of Christ, with the ‘Mystic Lamb’ on an altar in a heavenly meadow, bleeding into the Holy Grail. This lavishly illustrated publication includes details that have come to light using state-of-the-art techniques during the current conservation project and are not always visible to the naked eye. This book is rare and out of print. We have a few shrink-wrapped copies.
Paperbound, 304 pages, 9-3/4 x 11 3/4 inches, 2019, Hannibal Publishing
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