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},
  journal={Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History},
  pages={109 - 122}
  • A. Criminisi, M. Kemp, Sing Bing Kang
  • Published 2003
  • History
  • Historical Methods: A Journal of Quantitative and Interdisciplinary History
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 concave mirrors. However, the secrets of the images within the painted mirrors have yet to be revealed. By means of novel… Expand
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