美术作品：根特祭坛画(双翼合拢)(又称神秘羔羊的崇拜)_Ghent Altarpiece (wings closed)(also known as The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb)-扬·凡·艾克
美术作品作者：扬·凡·艾克(Jan van Eyck)
(Ghent Altarpiece (wings closed)(also known as The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb))
美术作品作者：扬·凡·艾克（Jan van Eyck）
Saint Bavo Cathedral – Ghent (Belgium – Ghent)
美术作品绘制材质：人物油画 – 板面油画
The realism of the figures of Adam and Eve at the far right and left on the open altarpiece struck contemporary viewers forcefully, and this style continues on the outside of the panels when the altarpiece is closed. The external decoration shows the Erithraean and Cumaean Sibyls, Prophets Zacharias and Micheas, the figures of Jodocus Vyd, the donor, and his wife Isabelle Borluut kneeling on either side of two grisaille (painted in gray to resemble statuary) representations of St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist, and the Annunciation with the angel Gabriel and the Virgin Mary. The angel and the Virgin of the Annunciation are separated by two small panels, one with the representation of an arched window looking out upon a city square, and the other with a wash basin and ewer set into a niche and a white towel hanging from a rail beside it.
A striking feature is the disparity in the scale of the various figures: no less than four changes of scale exist of the outside of the wings. There are also disparities in approach; some parts are almost prosaically factual, others almost visionary in approach. Three orders of reality are present: a narrative representation of a sacred subject (the Annunciation), two highly factual donor portraits and two simulated sculptures. Yet there is a strong attempt to impose a uniform framework on these disparate elements through the governing factor of the light, which falls uniformly in all the panels from the right, and also through the use in the upper panels of a beamed ceiling running through the whole scene, and, in the lower panels, of the same cusped trefoil arches to frame the figures.
The Erythraean and Cumaean Sibyls are related to the Annunciation through their prophecies. The text on the floating ribbon refers to Virgil. The Latin name of the Sibyl is indicated on the frame.
The Erythraean and Cumaean Sibyls are related to the Annunciation through their prophecies. The text on the floating ribbon refers to St Augustine. The Latin name of the Sibyl is indicated on the frame.