EYCK, Jan van
(b. before 1395, Maaseik, d. before 1441, Bruges)

The Ghent Altarpiece: Eve (detail)

Oil on wood
Cathedral of St Bavo, Ghent

At the far left and right of the composition respectively are the figures of Adam and Eve. Light and shadow play delicately over their forms which stand out as though they had been sculpted in the round.