Reflections of Reality in Jan van Eyck and Robert Campin

  title={Reflections of Reality in Jan van Eyck and Robert Campin},
  author={Antonio Criminisi and Martin Kemp and Sing Bing Kang},
There has been considerable debate about the perspectival / optical bases of the naturalism pioneered by Robert Campin and Jan van Eyck. Their paintings feature brilliantly rendered convex mirrors, which have been the subject of much comment, especially iconographical. David Hockney has recently argued that the Netherlandish painters exploited the image-forming capacities of concavemirrors. However, the secrets of the images within the painted mirrors have yet to be revealed. Using novel… CONTINUE READING
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