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Painting Title - "Arnolfini Marriage" Artist - Johannes van Eyck Year - 1434 People in Painting - Merchant Giovanni Arnolfini and wife Giovanna Cenami

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Kiteman8 years ago
Something just occurred to me, since this thread bobbed up again - the groom's hand. It's in a pose of blessing or benediction (think of the way RC priests make the sign of the cross in the air). Could this be a priest getting married? (That's not a controversial thought - celibacy is a relatively modern idea for Christian clergy).
It does look like the beginning of a benediction doesn't it... hmmm I think you're on to something
Either that, or he is offended by some really horrible odor coming from her side of the room who cut the cheese?
lol! ;0)
Hmmm, the merchant priest ?
Sandisk1duo8 years ago
did you just make this up?

joking

Kiteman8 years ago
In the mirror, the closest people are the happy couple, from behind.

The others... the artist? And his assistant? Maybe he's just showing great fidelity to what he sees?

Think about it - if this was a posed photograph, the mirror would show the photographer as well.
Flumpkins (author)  Kiteman8 years ago
Oh... your right... but I am just reading this out of a book.
Is the book authored by an internationally recognized art scholar, or some guy named "Crazy Lenny"?
Flumpkins (author)  Tool Using Animal8 years ago
it's a book called "DO NOT OPEN". It has a bunch of stuff that I might share later. It has a bunch of secrets.
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