October is John’s favorite month of the year because it means he can start installing his latest Halloween creations. I’ll be sharing little peeks of spooky cheer throughout the next two weeks beginning with this portrait of Jan de Leeuw.
The original painting by Jan Van Eyck was painted in oil on wood in 1436 and hangs in Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum. Our version is a photo reproduction on a larger scale and hung in an oversize wood frame from Goodwill. He is placed at the top of a staircase with amber lights angled to shine up under the chin adding a spooky ambiance to the overall composition. Today I’ve chosen to highlight just the face in order to concentrate on his direct gaze and the interesting web of crackle lines.
Posted a part of Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Macro.