The Ghent Altarpiece Closed.
The donors of this masterpiece were also given a well-deserved place in the lower register. Jan van Eyck was an exceptionally talented portrait painter and captured them here with an unflinching, psychological gaze. The figures of Judocus Vyd and Elizabeth Borluut are no exception. Kneeling in prayer, they are dressed in plain but expensive cloth. Six centuries later, they piously watch over this marvellous work that the world owes to their generosity.
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