The Man in a Red Turban by Jan Van Eyck, 1433

 
The Man in a Red Turban by Jan Van Eyck
 

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A Man in a Red Turban (Self-Portrait of Jan Van Eyck), 1433
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A Man in a Red Turban (Self-Portrait of Jan Van Eyck), 1433
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Painted cca. 1433 by Jan van Eyck, "Portrait of a Man in a Red Turban" is suspected to be a self-portrait, although no inscription indicates this. The painter's notes on the portrait are engraved. Dimensions: 255 x 190 mm. Hosted at the National Gallery in London.

"The Man in a Red Turban" is the portrait of a man dressed in a sort of Russian fur cloak, with what appears to be a turban on his head, although really is considered a chaperon, a popular head dress for men in the fifteen century.

Is is very noticeable the refined study of the trait lines, and the accuracy with which Jan Van Eyck is relating the portrait, in a realist fashion, emphasizing the blodd vessels visible under the skin, and the wrinkles of an old man.

The piece has the earmarks for the Van Eyck style, in the use of bright oil colors that have slightly if at all faded with the passing of time, and the slightly out -of-proportion head when compared with the dimensions of the bust. "the Man in a Red Turban" presents similar errors of perspective as in The Portrait of Jan de Leew, where the hand of the character is smaller than the laws of human proportions are requiring it. Here the man"s shoulder width is undersized.





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