This time instead of being a tiny part of a huge painting, this is a study - a drawing for a painting - but by who - and when?
|Who painted this? #23|
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Who Painted This #22 - The Answer
|Lamb of God|
Part of the lower central panel of
The Ghent Altarpiece: Adoration of the Lamb
- Title of the artwork: The Ghent Altarpiece: Adoration of the Lamb
- Name of the artist who created this artwork: Jan van Eyck (c. 1390 - c. 1341)
- Date it was created: between 1425 and 1429
- Media used: oil on panel; Height: 137.7 cm (54.2 in). Width: 242.3 cm (95.4 in).
- Where it lives now: Saint Bavo Cathedral, Ghent
|The Ghent Altarpiece: Adoration of the LambJan van Eyck (c. 1390 - c. 1341)|
"Hubrecht van Eyck, the most famous painter ever known, started this work of art; his brother Jan, who was second in the art, finished the task at the request of Joos Vijd. With this verse the donor consigns the work to your charge on May 6th 1432. Admire what they have done for you".(Free translation of the quatrain on the polyptych)
Starting his journey at the magnificent altarpiece of Ghent Cathedral created by the Van Eyck brothers, Andrew explains their groundbreaking innovation in oil painting and marvels at how the colours they obtained can still remain so vibrant today.
- Closer to Van Eyck: Rediscovering the Ghent Altarpiece - view the Altarpiece in incredible close-up due to new high resolution photography
- Belgium's Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage - Follow the restoration of the Ghent Altarpiece! (2012 - 2017)
- Codart - The Ghent Altarpiece in 100 billion pixels: unprecedented Imaging Project supported by the Getty Foundation reveals master work in minute detail — online
- New York Times / ArtsBeat - Ghent Altarpiece Gets Own Interactive Web Site
- BBC - Million-euro makeover for Belgium's Ghent Altarpiece
The correct answers
Ka Grey provided a very comprehensive first correct answer. I always like it when the first one comes in comes from somebody who has very obviously enjoyed finding out about that week's painting! Very astute search query!
Well done to all the others who got the correct answer - who are as follows: