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How Jan van Eyck revolutionised painting

Jan van Eyck changed the art of picture-making more fundamentally than anyone who has ever lived, says <em>Martin Gayford</em>

7 February 2020

10:00 PM

7 February 2020

10:00 PM

We know tantalisingly little about Jan van Eyck, but one thing is sure. He once spent a week in Falmouth. In 1428 Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, sent a formal delegation of nobles and courtiers to negotiate his marriage with Isabella, daughter of the King of Portugal. One of these was Van Eyck.

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Van Eyck: An Optical Revolution is at the Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent, until 30 April.

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