Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Arnolfini Portrait - Jan van Eyck (1434)


I first heard it from a guide at the National Gallery, which should vouch for its veracity : Look closely and you will notice not only van Eyck himself present in the mirror behind the couple, but also that Giovanni Arnolfini, despite his Italian origins, Dutch nationality and far-off existence indubitably shares DNA with Vladimir Putin.

"Mankind is a great, an immense family" quote Pope John XXIII.
(Another surprising fact : Who would ever have thought I would share views with a pope?!)
(No one who knows me, that's for sure!)

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