Van Eyck Arnolfini and Analyzing Art in the Northern Renaissance
Explain whether you agree with the interpretation of either Sayre or Koster of Van Eyck’s double portrait, identifying the most persuasive part of that interpretation. Describe two (2) symbolic elements of the and any other features that stand out to you. Pretend you are having a portrait done of you and a significant other; describe at least four (4) symbolic elements that you might include in the painting, and explain why
I tend to agree with Sayre in regards to his interpretation of as an engagement due to the joined hands in the portrait as this was a sign of a promise to be wed, as well as the way Giovanna is portrayed holding her gown in front of her abdomen symbolizing fertility. Both of these in my mind signify the hopes she wishes to bring to a marriage. The sculptural representation of Saint Margaret is the back of the painting; patron saint..
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