Knocked up?? NO.
The Arnolfini Wedding, Jan van Eyck, 1434.
Jan van Eyck?! More like Jan van SYKE. That grrl is not pregnant, just holding her dress up. So, the next time you’re trying to impress your sweetie with art history knowledge, don’t be a CHUMP. The amount of luxurious cloth in her dress was a sign of wealth, and wearing it up like that was also extremely fashionable at the time. As a cloth merchant’s wife, Mrs. Arnolfini was probably just hip and rich. This Early Dutch Renaissance painting is also full of cool allegory. The shoes, the chandelier, the mirror, and even the dog have different symbolic meaning. Some of the most detailed parts of this painting, art analysts/historians have determined, were painted with a brush that only contained ONE HAIR. What a skilled dude.