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Van Eyck in Detail  The Portable Edition

Van Eyck in Detail

The Portable Edition


Price: $19.99

  • Publication Date: May 12, 2020
  • Imprint: Ludion
  • Trim Size: 6 x 7 12
  • ISBN: 9781419744150
  • Page Count: 256
  • Illustrations: 200
  • Rights: US and Canada

Compact, affordable introductions to some of the world’s most popular artists, looking at their works in incredible close-up detail

This fascinating book views the work of Flemish painter Jan van Eyck (c. 1395–1441) under a magnifying glass. Van Eyck studied fauna and flora in their natural environment and under carefully chosen light conditions, and then achieved a breathtaking and convincing realism in his paintings. Each work is a collection of minuscule details rendered with superb clarity—or at least that is the viewer’s first impression. As this book reveals, Van Eyck’s exceptional talent was his understanding of how the human brain supplements visual perception. Here, full reproductions of his work as well as close-up details

About the authors

Annick Born is a researcher at the same university’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Art & Science. Maximiliaan P. J. Martens is professor of art history at Ghent University.