Jan van eyck - johannes koch - the recorder volume iii


There are fewer book-length studies of van Eyck than there are for most other Renaissance masters of the first rank. Though inevitably out of date in some respects, Dhanens 1980 , the work of a pioneering scholar especially dedicated to the archive, relies closely on surviving documentation. This large, abundantly illustrated book remains one of the most comprehensive and useful for study of biography, career, and individual paintings. Borchert 2008 is a reliable, concise, and affordable introduction—useful for students as well as specialists—by a leading van Eyck scholar. Harbison 2012 addresses most of the major works, but in the context of thematic essays that emphasize the author’s distinctive approach, which is sometimes imaginative and subjective. Pächt 1994 , based on lectures from 1965–1966 and 1972, offers incisive formal analyses with prevailing emphasis on style and attribution. Recognizing that much of the iconographic scholarship on early Netherlandish painting had sought sources in exceedingly remote texts, Purtle 1982 considers the Marian paintings in light of liturgy, prayer, and commentary likely to have been familiar in 15th-century Flanders. Although Purtle focuses only on one portion of van Eyck’s output, the Marian paintings are so prevalent and her findings so important that the book merits inclusion among monographs on the career. The same can be said of the collected essays in Foister, et al. 2000 , which is an essential and wide-ranging, but not comprehensive, contribution. Beenken 1941 is the work of a scholar who had focused especially on the Ghent Altarpiece, but this book’s findings are mostly eclipsed by later publications. Châtelet 2011 , which includes vivid observations from a scholar long immersed in this material, reflects an unconventional approach characterized by numerous hypotheses that specialists will regard with caution. Simpson 2007 is of use mainly as a more recently published collection of colorplates, though these do not represent the “complete works” promised by the title.

Jan van Eyck or Johannes de Eyck ( IPA:  [jɑn vɑn ɛik] ) (before c. 1395 – before 9 July 1441) was an early Dutch painter active in Bruges . He is thought to be one of the best Northern European painters of the 15th century. He was interested in art since he was a child and was encouraged in this career by his older brother, Hubert.


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