Arnolfini Analysis

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Jan van Eyck lived his life as a “valet de chambre”, which is basically a court painter. Van Eyck worked for John of Bavaria until 1425, which is coincidentally when John of Bavaria died. Then he went to work for Duke Philip the Good of Burgandy as a “valet de chambre” as well.

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Arnolfini AnalysisJames van Eyck. Arnolfini Double Portrait: Art AnalysisJan Van Eyck. Arnolfini Double Portrait. (1434)Oil on wood, 33 X 22 The National Gallery, LondonJan van Eyck lived his life as a valet de chambre, which is basically a court painter. Van Eyck worked for John of Bavaria until 1425, which is coincidentally when John of Bavaria died. Then he went to work for Duke Philip the Good of Burgandy as a valet de chambre as well. Jan van Eyck was a well paid court employee when he first began work but within the first few years his salary was twice that of when he initially started. His salary and position in the court system made Van Eyck a successful artist in comparison to other Netherlands artists, whose survival was dependent upon what they made from paintings alone. Jan van Eyck did paintings for private customers outside of his salaried job. On

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