Portrait of a Man in a Turban (1433)

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Portrait of a Man in a Turban (1433)

Portrait of a Man in a Turban (1433)

This is an oil painting that, contrary to the name it is most known by, the man in the painting is actually wearing a chaperon, not a turban. Some art historians believe that the painting is actually a self-portrait of Van Eyck.1Jan van EyckVan Eyck was a Flemish painter during the Northern Renaissance that was most famous for his oil paintings. In fact, a myth perpetuated by Giorgi Vasari claimed that van Eyck invented oil painting (he didnt). During his life, van Eyck also served as a diplomat for Philip the Good of Bruges. He died young and had a relatively short period of artistic productivity.2Madonna and Child at the Fountain (1439)

This is a very small oil painting, only about the size of a postcard, and in contrast to the typical portrayal of the Madonna wearing red, he painted her wearing a blue robe. The fountain is meant to be the fountain of youth.3