TITLE

On the Mathematics of the Perspective of the Arnolfini Portrait and Similar Works of Jan van Eyck

AUTHOR(S)
Ward, John L.; Carleton, David L.
PUB. DATE
December 1983
SOURCE
Art Bulletin;Dec83, Vol. 65 Issue 4, p680
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Comments on the article in the March 1982 issue of 'Art Bulletin' about the mathematical perspective analysis of the painting 'Arnolfi Portrait' and other similar works of Jan van Eyck. Use of a perspective with two vanishing areas centered at two foci of an eclipse in some of van Ecyk's paintings; Presence of the basic effects of a convex mirror in the 'Arnolfi Portrait'; Presence of van Ecyk's convex mirror on the execution of his other interior scenes.
ACCESSION #
5312784

 

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