“The Arnolfini Portrait”, Van Eyck. (1434)
Today we’ve talked about art, artists and paintings.
As I told you, my favourite painting is “The Arnolfini Portrait”. It’s by Jan van Eyck. He painted it in the fifteenth century.
In this painting the two people are in a bedroom and there is a chest, a bed, a lamp and a mirror.(You click on the mirror and you will discover something!
The wife is wearing a green and blue dress. She’s giving her hand to her husband. She feels calm.
The husband is wearing a brown and black coat. He’s taking his wife’s hand. He’s looking to the painter.
There is a small dog in the picture and there are a pair of sandals on the floor. On the left wall there is an open window and some fruit.
This painting makes me feel relaxed and happy because of the soft colours and the tranquility of the scene.
Maybe van Eyck was showing off a little in this painting because I think he used this picture to show how good his technique was. He was so proud that on the back wall of the room he has written in Latin, Johannes de eyck fuit hic (Jan van Eyck was here).
What’s your favourite painting? What’s your favourite artist?