A series of actual-size reproductions for an analytical interpretation of the masterpiece of the brothers Van Eyck, considered a true symbol of Flemish painting.
[Van Eyck. The mystic lamb. The mystery of beauty] Considered the very symbol of Flemish painting, the polyptych by the brothers Jan and Hubert van Eyck depicting biblical stories connected with the adoration of the mystic lamb is an extremely complex work, striking for the balanced harmony of the composition and the meticulous details.
The book offers an analytical interpretation of this masterpiece: the various panels of the altarpiece are presented with actual-size reproductions of many details, which are individually discussed in relation to the entire work and, more in general, to all the painting of the brothers Van Eyck. Other chapters are devoted to the activities of the two Flemish artists, and a wider analysis of the art of their time.