A detailed analysis of the multiple layers and meanings of Van Eyck’s work. After studying flora and fauna, Jan van Eyck strove to achieve breath-taking realism in his natural sketches, rendering minute details with superb accuracy.
However, as this book reveals, beneath the realistic aesthetic lies something more. We learn that the artist’s technique and subject matter reveal themes of daily life, portraits, architecture and more. Van Eyck in Detail cross-examines a selection of works alongside biographical notes and in-depth analyses of Van Eyck’s chosen medium of oil on panel.