Mystery and meaning: The Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck
Lecture | Craft Studio
Tuesday 20 June 2017 - 14:00 until 15:30
by Sarah Kelly, Art History Lecturer
This small painting of an Italian merchant and his wife is a dazzling display of the newly exploited medium of oil painting. Art historian Sarah Kelly places the portrait in 15th century Bruges and examines its relationship to other works by van Eyck and other early-Netherlandish and Italian artists. It looks at symbolism and the different and intriguing interpretations of the picture. She also charts the journeys this painted oak panel has taken over the centuries. While living in Brussels, Sarah lectured at the Fine Arts Museum, focussing on the rich collections of 15th and 16th century Netherlandish painting.
This event has been organised by the Warwickshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.