The Marriage at Cana, Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen, c. 1530 - c. 1532

The Marriage at Cana, Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen, c. 1530 - c. 1532

oil on panel, h 66.5cm × w 85cm. More details

In this night scene – a novelty in painting at the time – Vermeyen succeeded in creating a dramatic effect. Candlelight plays over the faces and casts dark shadows. For the flames, Vermeyen used gold leaf. He was well ahead of his time: only around 1600 did the nocturn as a genre become more widely known through the Italian artist Caravaggio.

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