Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Virgin of the Chancellor Rolin, by Jan van Eyck

I've chosen this picture because it represents depth, with the picture looking beyond just the three people sitting there. There is also a river, buildings, animals, and two little children near the peacocks beyond three. The artist also shows the architectural beauty of the place they are in. The painting is done in oils on a piece of wood. Also, when the stories or movies are shown about Jesus we do not see him or his mother in this aspect. They are both normally portrayed in clothing that is poorer quality or that are in shambles. The picture shows the Virgin Mary's purity the way she delicately sits there with her calm son Jesus on her knees as she represents him to the Chancellor Rolin. The Virgin Mary is being crowned by the angel as if representing her being the Queen of God having his son.

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