Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites @ The National Gallery, London

The exhibition Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites at The National Gallery, London brings together for the first time the ‘Arnolfini Portrait’ with paintings from the Tate Collection and other museums, to explore the ways in which Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Sir John Everett Millais and William Holman Hunt and others, were influenced by the painting.

Jan van Eyck – “Portrait of Giovanni(?) Arnolfini and his Wife (The Arnolfini Portrait)” (1434)

The most famous of the van Eyck family of painters, Jan van Eyck brought a heightened degree of realism to the traditional themes and figures of late Medieval art. Among the earliest Dutch painters to use oil paint, the van Eycks developed glazing and wet-on-wet techniques that gave their pictures a greater sense of light and depth. The family is best known for creating the Ghent Altarpiece. Although unusual for the period, van Eyck signed his pictures, including his personal motto Als ich kan (As well as I can). –

Admission prices:

£10 weekdays (Monday – Friday)
£12 weekends (Saturday – Sunday)

Opening hours:

Open daily 10am–6pm (last admission 5.15pm)
Late night Fridays until 9pm (last admission 8.15pm)