Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites

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Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites

02 October, 2017 to 02 April, 2018


The National Gallery
Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN

Van Eyck’s 'Arnolfini Portrait' informed the Pre-Raphaelites’ belief in empirical observation, their ideas about draughtsmanship, color and technique, and the ways in which objects in a picture could carry symbolic meaning. 

The exhibition will bring together for the first time the 'Arnolfini Portrait' with paintings from the Tate collection and loans from other museums, to explore the ways in which Rossetti, Millais and Hunt, among others, were influenced by the painting in their work.