The Adoration of the Lamb
The adoration of the Lamb by Jan and Hubert Eyck is a remarkable masterpiece, one of the most influential paintings ever made. Peter Schmidt sketches the historical background, creation and sucsequent fate of this exeptional retable. He leads the reader through the complex relationship between image and interpretation. The iconographic richness of The Adoration of the Lamb is not always easy to understand. The author guides us through the twenty-four panels of the painting, to which the Bible and the writings of the early church fathers form the key.
Peter Schmidt is a titular canon at St. Bavo’s Cathedral, a doctor in theology and a highly respected exegete. He is also a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in Vienna.