The Ghent Altarpiece Closed.
The donors of this masterpiece were also fiven a well-deserved place in the lower register. Jan van Eyck was an exceptionally talented protrait painter, remarkable for the way he venver flattered his sitters but captured them with an unflinching, psychological gaze. The figures of Jodocus Vyd and Elizabeth Borluut are no exception. Kneeling in prayer, they are dressed in plain but expensive cloth. Six centuries later, they piously watch over this marvellous work that the world owes to their generosity.
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