Tag Jan van Eyck

On Creating Facture, the National Gallery of Art’s New Conservation Journal: Privileged Intimacy with Great Works

Daphne Barbour and Melanie Gifford–   Those of us who spend our time closely studying works of art know that shiver of recognition: the moment we realize that we’re looking through the microscope at fingerprints—Jan van Eyck’s?—tapped into wet paint almost 600 years ago. It feels as though we’re looking

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Prayers and Portraits

“Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych” is now on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The show highlights 40 diptychs, paintings on two hinged panels that can be opened and closed like a book, by artists such as Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden,

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