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Crucifixion and Last Judgement diptych  1430

by Jan van Eyck

Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, considered Van Eyck (his court painter) unequalled in his “art and science.” In fact, Van Eyck's expansive yet microcosmic paintings seem observed through both a microscope and a telescope. In The Crucifixion, he evokes a remarkable range of emotions among the crowds, seen against a landscape depicting an imagined Jerusalem; in 1426 he ma...
Each 22 1/4 x 7 2/3 in. (56.5 x 19.7 cm)
Oil on canvas, transferred from wood
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art