Discussion 1: The Arnolfini Portrait HUM 111

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  • Debates about Jan Van Eyck’s portrait of the Arnolfini couple reside in the complex meanings of symbols that likely would have been understood by most15th century viewers in the Netherlands. As a 21st century viewer, describe and explain your interpretation of the painting and its elements.
  • The photographic quality of Jan Van Eyck’s work has been both praised and criticized. Describe your impression of this precise painting style in comparison to another Renaissance artist of your choice.

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