Van Eyck's "Miracle of Composition": From Medieval Exemplum to the Postmodern Quantum

Freeman, John

This will be a PowerPoint presentation. It will involve an exploration of the holographic dimensions of Jan van Eyck's Arnolfini Portrait.

I will demonstrate that holography explains many of the visual effects van Eyck achieves here. As a model of how we process and store

memories, holography also provides a model for van Eyck's attempts to memorialize this scene in creating a space/time continuum

that includes both the author and his viewing audience.

Ideally, I would like to be able to offer this as screen projection because of the nature of the project.