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.

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