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Jan Van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait, northern Renaissance

view images available from your background readings and pick a work of art from the Renaissance era that catches your eye. It can be one that reminds you of an event from your own life or otherwise gets some kind of emotional reaction from you. Introduce your report with some information about the artist, how the work you chose reflects typical Renaissance values, and any information that helps us understand the work. Then explain what exactly about this work of art catches your eye and/or what events in your own life it reminds you of. Be sure to either include the image itself or a link to it in your text.

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An excellent article about the Northern Renaissance (as opposed to what was happening in Italy) can be found at the following Web site: http://arthistory.about.com/cs/arthistory10one/a/north_ren.htm.

It is easy to read, unlike a lot of other sites, and explains things quite well.

View images available from your background readings and pick a work of art from the Renaissance era that catches your eye. It can be one that reminds you of an event from your own life or otherwise gets some kind of emotional reaction from you. Introduce your report with some information about the artist, how the work you chose reflects typical Renaissance values, and any information that helps us understand the work. Then explain what exactly about this work of art catches your eye and/or what events in your own life it reminds you of. Be sure to either include the image itself or a link to it in your text.

I have left room here for you to add your own thoughts, ideas and commentary about this work of art to reach your length requirement. One thing that I suggest is that you double-space your document - APA requires it, and that helps stretch out what you write to better meet your length requirement.

One northern Renaissance painting I have especially liked is one by Jan van Eyck, the Arnolfini Portrait, ...

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Discussion of Jan Van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait as an example of northern Renaissance style, culture and ideology, wigh discussion of details in the painting and their possible significance - with Web-based references.

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