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The Painted I: Jan Van Eyck

Art may commemorate the sitter, but may also change him, even cancel him, despite the wishes of both parties. . . when high talent, let along genius comes in, the painter is preparing an image which will represent the sitter after death, and thus in some way replace the living person.

-Julian Barnes, The Man in the Red Coat

Jan Van Eyck,…

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