WEYDEN, Rogier van der
(b. 1400, Tournai, d. 1464, Bruxelles)
St Columba Altarpiece (detail)c. 1455
Oil on oak panel
Alte Pinakothek, Munich
The picture shows a detail of the Adoration of the Magi.
Traditionally, the three Magi represent the three ages of man: a youth, a mature man, and an old man. The youngest king is visually strongly accented by his expansively angled pose.