Postcard Jan Van Eyck - Annunciation, part of an altarpiece from Champmol ?

JAN VAN EYCK (c. 1390-1441)
The Annunciation (detail), circa 1435.
Transposed on canvas. H. 90.2; W. 34.1 cm.Washington, National Gallery of Art.
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Jan van Eyck (v. 1390-1441)
Art movement
Dutch paintings
Material of the original work
Huile et pr transposé sur toil
Coated paper
Model dimensions
10.5cm x 21.5cm
Conservation museum
Washington - National Gallery 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.