Ghent Altarpiece

What? No Jan van Eyck here? Must put that right.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/14/Genter_Altor.jpg

First, Adam and Eve, originally separated by the work, here together.

Adam

Eve

Such claustrophobic trompe l’oeil alcoves, and Eve lets her fig leaf hang down, as if it is no longer worth the effort. Her right hand holds a citrus fruit.

Next, the so-human angels from the side panels, with their human musical instruments.

Right panel angels

Left panel angels

John the Baptist and Mother Mary

Upper central panel John the Baptist

Upper central panel Mother Mary

And The Almighty: Not one person of the trinity, but the whole trinity.

Upper central panel The Almighty

 

 

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