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  • Record Number: 16901
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Gaggi , Silvio.
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  • Title: The Tie that Binds: "Arnolfini's Wedding" and Ideology [Van Eyck's painting has been interpreted as legal documentation of a consensual marriage. The artist's signature is documentary in nature. Although portraits had no evidentiary value in law, Van Eyck depicted the values of merchants who tried to reconcile religion with their focus on property transactions. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Word and Image 8, 4 (October-December 1992): Pages 344 - 350.
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  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Jan van Eyck, Painter- Wedding of Arnolfini Marriage Portraits
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  • Geographic Area: Low Countries
  • Century: 15
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  • Illustrations: Three figures. Figure One Jan van Eyck, the Wedding of Arnolfini, 1434, tempera and oil on wood, approx. 32" x 23.5" (London, National Gallery). Figure Two Detail of the Wedding of Arnolfini, showing van Eyck's signature. Figure Three RenĂ© Magritte, La Trahision des Images (Ceci n'est past une pipe), 1928-1929, oil on canvas, 23 and 5/8" x 37" (Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art).
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  • Year of Publication: 1992.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 02666286