September 4, 2020

Noteworthy Read: 'Van Eyck. An Optical Revolution'

By:
Lark E. Mason, Jr.
The Crucifixion; The Last Judgment
ca. 1440–41 Jan van Eyck

Closed by COVid

One of the great losses of the pandemic for the art world has been unexpected closures of numerous exhibitions worldwide. Perhaps the most missed, because it entailed such a monumental task to bring works together that had last been partially brought together in the early 19th century, was Van Eyck. An Optical Revolution. What a loss and what a joy for those few who saw it before it closed, Van Eyck’s brilliance refreshes the soul. Fortunately its available online and well worth viewing.

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