Girl in a Green Gown

Girl in a Green Gown: The History and Mystery of the Arnolfini Portrait

Art & Design , Entertainment , Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 06/09/2012
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Carola Hicks sets out to solve the mystery of one of art history’s greatest paintings, The Arnolfini Portrait

The Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck in 1434 hangs in the National Gallery in London and remains a mystery to this day. Is the painting of the girl in the green gown the celebration of marriage or pregnancy, a memorial to a wife who died in childbirth, a fashion statement or a status symbol? Using her acclaimed forensic skills as an art historian, Carola Hicks set out to decode the mystery of one the most enigmatic paintings in the western art.

‘This book will send you back to the National Gallery with much sharper eyes’Independent on Sunday

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099526896
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 254g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm

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The key to my interest in the van Eyck painting is its mystery and intrigue. To read of its hidden meanings seemed, at first, to spoil my interest and at ... READ MORE
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