This newly restored 15th-century lamb is worrying art lovers
There are no words to express the result" was the beaming reaction of Belgium's Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage, after a 15th-century masterpiece -- painted over shortly after completion -- was restored to its former glory.
And they were right -- commentators have been left speechless by one particular aspect of the newly revealed painting.
The latest panel of the "Ghent Altarpiece," a large work by Hubert and Jan van Eyck, was unveiled in December as part of an ongoing project to restore the painting to its original design....
Hmmm. If they are "shocked" at the intensity of the eyes of a painting depicting the Lamb That Was Slain now they will experience a greater shock once He appears in person. So shocked that they will want to crawl up under a rock and hide.