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Mirrors in Pre-Raphaelite paintings | Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites

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The convex mirror at the heart of van Eyck’s ‘Arnolfini Portrait’ intrigued the Pre-Raphaelites; this film explores its link with the recent invention of daguerreotypes, and Victorian trends in interior design. Reflections: Van Eyck and The Pre-Raphaelites 2 October 2017 – 2 April 2018 Sunley Room Pre-book online and save: http://bit.ly/2wBPZiu Members go free: http://bit.ly/2wLVDP Discover how van Eyck’s 'Arnolfini Portrait' was one of the beacons by which the Pre-Raphaelites forged a radical new style of painting. Find out more: http://bit.ly/2wBPZiu Acquired by the National Gallery in 1842, the Arnolfini Portrait informed the Pre-Raphaelites’ belief in empirical observation, their ideas about draughtsmanship, colour 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 Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882), Sir John Everett Millais (1829–1896) and William Holman Hunt (1827–1910), among others, were influenced by the painting in their work. This exhibition is organised by the National Gallery in collaboration with Tate Britain. Subscribe to be the first to know about all our new videos: http://bit.ly/1HrNTFd Like the National Gallery on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenationalgallery/ Follow the National Gallery on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NationalGallery Follow the National Gallery on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/national_gallery/ Help keep the museum accessible for everyone by supporting us here: https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/su... The National Gallery houses the national collection of paintings in the Western European tradition from the 13th to the 19th centuries. The museum is free of charge and open 361 days per year, daily between 10.00 am - 6.00 pm and on Fridays between 10.00 am - 9.00 pm. Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk
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Text Comments (7)
Alice Aldridge (2 months ago)
fascinating
Jack Montgomery (5 months ago)
Beautiful soft voices help the brain absorb information so much easier...Thank you
chrisedwick (6 months ago)
Typically of the National Gallery it assumes I'm so stupid I can't concentrate on a subject for more than 4 minutes.
Álvaro M. H. (6 months ago)
I agree, I wish these videos were longer.
Peter Harrison (6 months ago)
Fascinating exposition of artistic influence over the course of four centuries.
Álvaro M. H. (6 months ago)
Gotta love these British accents.
Andy Robinson (5 months ago)
Álvaro M. H. One was American. Haha

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