Van Dyck in 3D

December 21 2015

Image of Van Dyck in 3D

Picture: Rubenshuis

The Rubenshuis museum in Antwerp has published this clever recreation of Van Dyck's head in 3D, taking it from Rubens' portrait of the young artist. It seems to suggest that Van Dyck had a slightly overset lower jaw, which is something I've thought I've noticed in other self-portraits (for example the c.1629 example now on loan to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts). I wonder if that accounted for him growing the famous Van Dyck moustache. 

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