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Hubert & Jan van Eyck  The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb

"The Ghent Altarpiece" or "The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb" -- Center Panel Detail -- 1 of 24 compartmental scenes -- -- Hubert and Jan Van Eyck -- Flemish -- Polyptych -- Oil on wood -- Saint Bavo Cathedral -- Ghent, Belgium

Jan van Eyck, Detail, Ghent Altarpiece, 1432

Jan van Eyck, Detail, Altarpiece, 1432 Lamb of God St Baafs Cathedral Ghent Belgium

Jan van Eyck, The Ghent Altarpiece or “The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb,” 1430-32.

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Hubert and Jan van Eyck English: The Ghent Altarpiece (wings open) 日付 1432 oil on panel Height: 350 cm.

The Virgin Mary Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium.  The work was begun by Hubert van Eyck and upon his death in 1426 it was completed by his brother Jan van Ecyk in 1432.

The Virgin Mary ~ one of 24 compartmental scenes on The Ghent Altarpiece, Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium. The work was begun by Hubert van Eyck and upon his death in 1426 it was completed by his brother Jan van Ecyk - completed in 1432

Jan van Eyck - The Ghent Altarpiece - God Almighty (detail)

Jan van Eyck - The Ghent Altarpiece - God Almighty (detail). Here we see the minutely observed detail which oil paint could achieve. It is generally agreed that it was van Eyck who first used oil paint on easel paintings.

Jesus The King | Christ the King, Ghent Altarpiece

Christ the King

The central upper panel of the Ghent Altarpiece, also called the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, or the Lamb of God (Het Lam Gods), by Jan and Hubert Van Eyck

Detail. The Ghent Altarpiece or Adoration of the Mystic Lamb (Dutch: Het Lam Gods or The Lamb of God; completed 1432) is a very large and complex Early Flemish polyptych panel painting which is considered to be one of Belgium's masterpieces and one of the world's treasures.

"The Ghent Altarpiece - Singing Angels, detail" by Jan van Eyck. Van Eyck makes me feel like a baby trying to paint.

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