Adoration of the Mystic Lamb Ghent Altarpiece European Woven Tapestry Wall Art

Adoration of the Mystic Lamb Ghent Altarpiece European Woven Tapestry Wall Art
Adoration of the Mystic Lamb Ghent Altarpiece European Woven Tapestry Wall Art
Adoration of the Mystic Lamb Ghent Altarpiece European Woven Tapestry Wall Art

Adoration of the Mystic Lamb Ghent Altarpiece European Woven Tapestry Wall Art
Adoration of the Mystic Lamb is a Belgian-made jacquard wall tapestry portraying the central panel of the Ghent Altarpiece; also called the Adoration of the Lamb, or The Lamb of God. It was originally painted by brothers Jan and Hugh van Eyck. The original panel is part of a very large and complex early 15th century Early Flemish polyptych panel painting. At that time the altarpiece represented a new conception of art, in which the idealization of the medieval tradition gave way to an exacting observation of nature and unidealised human representation. The lamb stands on an altar, and is surrounded by 14 angels arranged in a circle, some holding symbols of Christ’s Passion, and two swing censers. The lamb has a wound on its breast from which blood gushes into a golden chalice, yet it shows no outward expression of pain, a reference to Christ’s sacrifice. The angels have multicolored wings and hold instruments of Christ’s passion, including the cross and the crown of thorns. A dove, representing the Holy Spirit, hovers low in the sky directly above the lamb, surrounded by concentric semicircles of white and yellow hues of varying luminosity, the outermost of which appear like nimbus clouds. Thin golden beams emanating from the dove resemble those surrounding the head of the lamb, as well as those of the three figures in the Deësis in the upper register. The rays seem to have been painted by van Eyck over the finished landscape, and serve to illuminate the scene in a celestial, supernatural light. This is especially true with the light falling on the saints positioned directly in front of the altar. The light does not give reflection or throw shadow, and has traditionally been read by art historians as representing the New Jerusalem of Revelations which in 21:23, had “no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it; for the glory of God did Lighten it”. The illumination contrasts with the natural and directional lighting of the four upper interior wings, and of each of the outer wings. It has been interpreted as a device to emphasize the presence of the divine and accentuate the paradise of the central landscape. The dove as the Holy Spirit, and the lamb as Jesus, are positioned on the same axis as that of God The Father in the panel directly above; a reference to the Holy Trinity. Product Type:Tapestry Color:Green Composition:70% cotton Finish:Backed with lining and tunnel for easy hanging Shape:Rectangle. This item is in the category “Home & Garden\Home Décor\Tapestries”. The seller is “shopilee” and is located in this country: US.
  • Size: 32\
  • Shape: Rectangle
  • Artist: Jan van Eyck, Hubert van Eyck
  • Model: Tapestry
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Belgium
  • Style: Renaissance, Medieval
  • Material: 70% cotton
  • Theme: Religious, Christian, Catholic
  • UPC: 840018138506
  • Type: Tapestry, Wall Hanging
  • Color: Green
  • MPN: CHF-8832
  • Finish: Backed with lining and tunnel for easy hanging
  • Brand: Charlotte Home Furnishings

Adoration of the Mystic Lamb Ghent Altarpiece European Woven Tapestry Wall Art