The Resource Jan Van Eyck's Arnolfini portrait : stories of an icon, Linda Seidel

Jan Van Eyck's Arnolfini portrait : stories of an icon, Linda Seidel

Label
Jan Van Eyck's Arnolfini portrait : stories of an icon
Title
Jan Van Eyck's Arnolfini portrait
Title remainder
stories of an icon
Statement of responsibility
Linda Seidel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Jan van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait: Stories of an Icon examines, from a variety of perspectives, one of the earliest and most celebrated paintings in the history of European art. In her lucid analysis, Linda Seidel considers this famous double portrait as social record, legal document, material object, and poetic fiction. Each chapter of her study represents a distinct mode of inquiry and each situates the painting within a different discursive tradition. In this way, Seidel explores a variety of historical practices - marital, economic and artisanal, to cite only a few - to illuminate the portrait's painted narrative. Among the issues that Seidel contemplates are the painting's status as authenticating sign, the significance of the female subject, and the painting's "after-life" as touchstone for later artists and writers. Through the implementation of a variety of interpretive strategies and in consultation with different types and categories of information, Stories of an Icon informs the viewer about the function and nature of early European painting, and invites the reader to reflect on the many ways in which works of art can be examined and reconfigured centuries after their creation
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seidel, Linda
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ND1329.E93
LC item number
W44 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eyck, Jan van
  • Eyck, Jan van
  • Eyck, Jan van
  • Eyck, Jan. van
  • Eyck, Jan van
  • Eyck, Jan van
  • Van Eyck, Jan. (1390-1441)
  • Van Eyck, Jan
  • Het portret van Giovanni Arnolfini en zijn vrouw Giovanna Cenami (Van Eyck)
  • Peinture médiévale
Label
Jan Van Eyck's Arnolfini portrait : stories of an icon, Linda Seidel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Self-Inscription -- 1. The Burdens of Matrimony -- 2. The Business of Painting -- 3. The Power of Sight -- 4. Poetic Fictions -- Epilogue: Founder's Heritage
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xvi, 308 p.
Isbn
9780521431255
Lccn
92039222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26973800
  • (OCoLC)ocm26973800
Label
Jan Van Eyck's Arnolfini portrait : stories of an icon, Linda Seidel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: Self-Inscription -- 1. The Burdens of Matrimony -- 2. The Business of Painting -- 3. The Power of Sight -- 4. Poetic Fictions -- Epilogue: Founder's Heritage
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xvi, 308 p.
Isbn
9780521431255
Lccn
92039222
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26973800
  • (OCoLC)ocm26973800

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