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Jan van Eyck

The life and work of the 15th Century Flemish artist called the "conqueror of reality"

The life and work of the Fifteenth Century Flemish artist, who rendered the visible world so accurately that he was called the "conqueror of reality".

"The inventiveness with which he was able to cover the canvas, the glaze after glaze after glaze he applied, had not been come across before." says art historian James Malpas

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BBC World Service Archive

BBC World Service Archive

This programme was restored as part of the World Service archive project