Van Eyck's The Arnolfini Wedding, 1434, oil on wood panel
Simone Dinnerstein writes: "That’s one of my favourite paintings. One of the things I find interesting about Van Eyck is that his paintings are incredibly expressive, and yet if you look at the man and woman in this painting their faces have no expression on them at all. There’s something very static about the painting because they are just standing there, but at the same time they are clearly caught in the act of motion because of the way the man is holding her hand. The dog is looking out at you and you see Van Eyck in the mirror painting the scene."