Jan van Eyck, The Madonna in the Church, Detail of the cross in the back upper of the painting. The minute detail in the cross, speaks to the ability of van Eyck as a miniaturist artist. He had used a magnifying glass to help him with his detail.
The Madonna in the Church - Jan van Eyck. Start Date: Completion Style: Northern Renaissance/ Genre: religious painting/ Technique: oil Material: wood/ Dimensions: 31 x 14 cm/ Gallery: Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany
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