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Girl in a green gown : the history and mystery of the Arnolfini portrait

By: Hicks, Carola

0099526891 / 9780099526896
Paperback
06/09/2012
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United Kingdom
20 cm xiv, 256 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.)
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2011.

WITH A FOREWORD BY GRAYSON PERRY Carola Hicks sets out to solve the mystery of one of art history's greatest paintings, The Arnolfini Portrait The Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck in 1434 hangs in the National Gallery in London and remains a mystery to this day.

Is the painting of the girl in the green gown the celebration of marriage or pregnancy, a memorial to a wife who died in childbirth, a fashion statement or a status symbol?

Using her acclaimed forensic skills as an art historian, Carola Hicks set out to decode the mystery of one the most enigmatic paintings in the western art. 'This book will send you back to the National Gallery with much sharper eyes' Independent on Sunday

BIC:

ACN History of art & design styles: c 1400 to c 1600, AFC Painting & paintings, AGB Individual artists, art monographs

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