World Cultures I
and Analyzing Art in the Northern Renaissance”
Explain whether you agree with the
interpretation of either Sayre or Koster of Van Eyck’s Arnolfini double
portrait, identifying the most persuasive part of that interpretation. Describe
two (2) symbolic elements of the painting and any other features that stand out
to you. Pretend you are having a portrait done of you and a significant other;
describe at least four (4) symbolic elements that you might include in the
painting, and explain why.
Eyck’s Arnolfini Double Portrai
Henry Sayre’s interpretation in Chapter 16, (pp. 548-551, Figs.
16.7-16.8); review Week 8 Music Folder
Margaret Koster’s interpretation at http://www.thefreelibrary.com/The+Arnolfini+double+portrait%3A+a+simple+solution.-a0109131988
***This is a discussion, NOT a paper. Please no plagiarism.***