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Podcast Episode 16: The Arnolfini Portrait

The Arnolfini Portrait is a fascinating double portrait that combines realism and symbolism. Come learn all about it with Accessible Art History: The Podcast. To listen click here or download onto your favorite platform.



Arnolfini Portrait

Jan van Eyck, 1434

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Artist's Signature

Arnolfini Portrait

Jan van Eyck, 1434

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Portrait of Giovanni di Nicolao Arnolfini

Jan van Eyck

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Possible Self Portrait

Jan van Eyck, 1433

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Ghent Altarpiece

Jan van Eyck, 1432

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Madonna and Child with Chancellor Rolin

Jan van Eyck, 1435

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Clasped hand

Arnolfini Portrait

Jan van Eyck, 1434

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Dog

Arnolfini Portrait

Jan van Eyck, 1434

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Sources


Gardner's Art through the Ages, 12th edition by Fred S. Kleiner


https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/jan-van-eyck-the-arnolfini-portrait


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnolfini_Portrait


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Arnolfini


https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/artists/jan-van-eyck


https://www.britannica.com/biography/Jan-van-Eyck














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