Postcard Jan Van Eyck - Saint Francois receiving the stigmata

IC402335
JAN VAN EYCK ETATELIER
Saint Francis receiving the stigmata (detail), circa 1430-1440.
Parchment pasted on oak. H. 12.7 ; W. 14.6 cm. Philadelphia, PhiladelphiaMuseum of Art,
The John G. Johnson Collection.
© Photo PhiladelphiaMuseum of Art
© GrandPalaisRmnCréations, Paris 2024.
Made in France
Sold by Réunion des Musées Nationaux

Characteristics

Maintenance
Place in a dry place, protected with a case or pouch plastic
Artist
Jan van Eyck (v. 1390-1441)
Art movement
Dutch paintings
Material of the original work
Huile sur parchemin sur pannea
Material
Coated paper
Reference
IC402335
EAN
3336729258604
Model dimensions
13.5cm x 13.5cm
Conservation museum
Philadelphie - The Philadelphia Museum of Art

The work and its artist

Jan van Eyck (v. 1390-1441)

Master of the Flemish renaissance of the 15th century, Jan Van Eyck is particularly known for the realism of his paintings, moving away from the international Gothic of the time. For a long time he was credited with the invention of oil painting, if this is questioned today it is certain that Van Eyck used this technique very early and perfected it. Van Eyck is also innovative in his conception of his status as a painter, he was indeed one of the first painters to sign his paintings, as in his masterpiece "The Arnolfini couple". A renowned painter, Van Eyck painted for the greatest of his time, such as the Duke of Burgundy, Philippe le Bon.