Van Eyck, The Ghent Altarpiece
“All art constantly aspires to the condition of music”
– Walter Pater
A troubled past
A pixilated present
A Moveable Feast
In The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb (left detail), the sacrifice of the lamb, symbol of Christ’s slaughter for our salvation, is similarly Byzantine in origin.
The painter Hubert van Eyck, than whom none was greater, began this work. Jan [his brother], second in art, completed it at the request of Joos [Jodocus] Vijd on the sixth of May . He begs you by means of this verse to take care of what came into being.