"Madonna with the Child Reading" Descriptive Essay by Write Fine

"Madonna with the Child Reading"
An analysis of Jan Van Eyck's painting "Madonna with the Child Reading"
# 112705 | 842 words | 3 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Mar 05, 2009 in Art (Painting)

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The paper examines how Van Eyck's 1433 canvas, "Madonna with the Child Reading" conveys Van Eyck's singularity and incisive use of religious imagery to express the anguish of his personal life. The paper attempts to nevertheless show that this realism could still hold the capacity for incredible and humanist poignancy.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Haber, J. (2007). The death of the symbol. Haber's Art Reviews. Online at http://www.haberarts.com/vermeer1.htm>
  • Hughes, R. (2006). Jan van Eyck. The Complete Paintings of the Van Eyck's.
  • Jolly, P.H. (1998). Jan van Eych's Italian Pilgrimage: A miraculous Florentine Annunciation and the Ghent Alterpiece. Zeitschrift fur Kunstgeschichte, 61(3), 369-394.

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