The Arnolfini Marriage

 

Giovanni Arnolfini married Giovanna Cenami in 1434. A member of the wedding was Jan van Eyck. The painter’s wedding present was this portrait which made the Arnolfini couple celebrities to this day.

The following i-phone snapshot shows the Arnolfini couple on their way to van Eyck’s studio for posing.

They seem very animated, not in the least as two colorless personalities as the portrait paints them.

Leaving the artist’s studio.