Renaissance Portraiture During the Renaissance, portraiture flourished as a manifestation of humanism. Thus it revived the ancient classical interest in human affairs and emphasised the development of the individual.
Nicolas Rolin Rolin is seen on the left-hand side of the loggia kneeling at a prie-dieu covered with a velvet drape.
In a break with the conventions of his time, the Chancellor is not accompanied by the figure of his patron saint.
He is also shown level with the Virgin, rather than below her. Chancellor Rolin is wearing a sumptuous brocade cloak edged with fur, and a black silk belt decorated with gold studs. Infra-red reflectography, revealed an alteration, indicating that Van Eyck originally planned to include a large purse.
The Chancellor doubtless asked for it to be removed, probably to avoid any reference to his considerable personal wealth, amassed during his time in office. During his long career in the service of the dukes of Burgundy, Nicolas Rolin rose to become the chief administrator and second most important figure in the duchy as a whole.
Centered on Burgundy and Flanders, the duchy played a decisive, strategic role in European politics at the time.
Nicolas Rolin received income from rents and stipends, and dispensed favors for money, amassing a sizeable fortune, which attracted occasional criticism.
On the cushion of the prayer-stool, we see a Book of Hours placed on top of its fabric slip-cover. With his hands joined in prayer, Nicolas Rolin prepares to recite the office of Matins, from his book.
Van Eyck has painted an uncompromisingly realistic likeness of the Chancellor.
His gaze is strong and piercing, with deep furrows between his eyebrows. He has a sharply-defined nose, a wide tight-lipped mouth, a prominent chin and cheekbones, large ears set well back from his face, and hair cut into a neat cap.
His expression is concentrated, and severe. Mary and Jesus emerge, then, as a kind of apparition or inner vision. The Loggia The loggia in which the three figures are depicted is difficult to characterize: The architectural vocabulary is imprecise, although inspired by Romanesque and Antique styles.
Flemish painters typically use this style rather than Gothic architecture to indicate buildings connected with the Old Testament. We should probably interpret the setting as an evocation of the heavenly city of the Apocalypse, surrounded by a crenelated wall, visible in the background.
The loggia opens onto the outside world through a triple archway, an explicit reference to the Trinity.
It is enclosed on either side by two colonnades leading to side areas glimpsed to the left and right of the scene. Most of the pillar capitals are carved with decorative motifs: To the left of the three central arches, however, we see carvings illustrating the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament: They look forward to redemption through the incarnation of Christ, by making clear the links between the Old and New Testaments.TERM 1 Jan Van Eyck (; Flemish Northern Renaissance) (This term's composer: Saint-Saens and Berlioz, Early Romantic) The Crucifixion and The Last Judgement are two of Van Eyck's most important and well-known works; however, they're .
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