Crucifixion by Jan Van Eyck, ca.1420CE, one panel of a diptych in the Metropolitan museum, NY; less than 23 inches high and 8 inches wide.
The Ghent Altarpiece - Jan van Eyck Observed naturalistic details, such as the effect of water seen through glass, the light reflecting in a horse’s eye, and botanically-identifiable plants. Monumental works with an intricate level of detail usually reserved for portrait miniatures and illuminated manuscripts. Unidealized nudes of Adam and Eve.
Jan Van Eyck, 'Man in a Red Turban' 1433, oil on wood. This artist always makes me laugh. I think he was some crazy eccentric dude, rocking his turban and fur coat; which by the way made this painting so popular... because it was so peculiar. Artists: if you want to get famous, do something weird!