Apr 2, 2014 discover flemish oil painter and portraitist jan van eyck, whose the 'adoration of the lamb' is the altarpiece for the church of st bavon, on biographycom. Jan van eyck is the most famous member of a family of painters traditionally believed to have originated from the town of maaseik, in the diocese of liège the work of the van eycks, epitomized in the ghent altarpiece , brought an unprecedented realism to the themes and figures of late medieval art van eyck pursued a. Biography it is a traditional belief that jan van eyck and his brother hubert were natives of maaseik, a town north of maastricht jan van eyck first appeared in the hague, in october of 1422, as painter and varlet de chambre to john of bavaria, count of holland since van eyck was referred to at that time as a master,. Jan van eyck - the complete works, large resolution images, ecard, rating, slideshow and more one of the largest jan van eyck resource on the web.
But northern european artists also helped make the renaissance what is arguably the most influential period in art history one of the first names you will encounter when searching important northern european artists is jan van eyck, who revolutionized portraiture, increased realism in medieval works, and pioneered the.
See article history jan van eyck, (born before 1395, maaseik, bishopric of liège , holy roman empire [now in belgium]—died before july 9, 1441, bruges), netherlandish painter who perfected the newly developed technique of oil painting his naturalistic panel paintings, mostly portraits and religious subjects, made.