‘The Marriage of the Arnolfini – After Jan van Eyck’ by Fiona Hall

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Title

‘The Marriage of the Arnolfini – After Jan van Eyck’ by Fiona Hall

Subject

art, artwork, Bruges, Giovanni di Nicolao Arnolfini, insert, Jan van Eyck, marriage, merchant, modern art, New South Wales, NSW, photograph, portrait, The Arnolfini Portrait, The National Gallery, wedding.

Description

This photographic artwork by Australian artist Fiona Hall was purchased by the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 1984. In the photograph Hall has reconstructed her own version of the scene from medieval Dutch painter Jan van Eyck’s famous 1434 oil painting, “The Arnolfini Portrait”, by transposing the figures into a modern setting and replacing their faces. At the bottom of the frame is an insert of the original painting by Jan van Eyck. The figures in van Eyck’s painting are believed to be those of Gionvanni di Nicolao Arnolfini, a fifteenth-century Italian merchant living in the Flemish town of Bruges, and his wife.

Creator

Fiona Margaret Hall

Source

The Art Gallery of New South Wales

Date

1980

Rights

The Art Gallery of New South Wales

Format

Photograph, 28cm x 35.5cm.

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Citation

“‘The Marriage of the Arnolfini – After Jan van Eyck’ by Fiona Hall,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed March 25, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1195.