Tag Archives: Baroque

Artist Birthdays December 15 – DAVID TENIERS II

DAVID TENIERS II (December 15, 1610 – April 25, 1690)

  • Nationality: Flemish
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Baroque
  • ARTiFact: He earned a reputation for incredibly speedy workmanship, in fact, it is on record that he could finish an entire carefully executed oil painting in the late afternoon hours; these works became known as his “after dinners.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): The Art Collection of Archduke Leopold Wilhelm in Brussels, 1651.

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Artist Birthdays December 10 – ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE

ADRIAEN VAN OSTADE (December 10, 1610 – May 2, 1685)

  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Field: Painting, printmaking
  • Art Movement: Baroque / Genre
  • ARTiFact: His productivity was remarkable, with his known works including more than eight hundred paintings, about fifty etchings, and numerous drawings.
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): The Painter in His Studio, 1663.

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Artist Birthdays December 7 – GIAN LORENZO BERNINI

GIAN LORENZO BERNINI (Dec. 7, 1598 – Nov. 28, 1680)

  • Nationality: Italian
  • Field: Painting, sculpture
  • Art Movement: Baroque
  • ARTiFact: He had an affair with Costanza Bonarelli, who was the wife of one of his assistants. When Bernini suspected Costanza to be involved with his brother, he badly beat him and ordered a servant to slash her face with a razor. Pope Urban VIII intervened on his behalf and he was fined.
  • Artist Quote: “There are two devices which can help the sculptor to judge his work: one is not to see it for a while – the other – whenever he has not the leisure for the former – is to look at his work through spectacles which will change its color and magnify or diminish it, so as to disguise it somehow to his eye, and make it look as though it were the work of another, removing by this means the delusions caused by amour-prope (self-love).”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): Costanza Bonarelli (ca. 1636-37).

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Artist Birthdays November 19 – EUSTACHE LE SUEUR

EUSTACHE LE SUEUR (November 19, 1617 – April 30, 1655)

  • Nationality: French
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Baroque
  • ARTiFact: Long considered the “French Raphael,” he was one of the founders and first professors of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in France.
  • Artist Quote: “A single figure by [Le Sueur] is a perfect harmony of line and effect, and when many figures are assembled in one picture everything is brought into harmony.” ~Eugène Delacroix
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): St. Paul Preaching at Ephesus, 1649.

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Artist Birthdays November 4 – GUIDO RENI

GUIDO RENI (Nov. 4, 1575 – Aug. 18, 1642)

  • Nationality: Italian
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Baroque
  • ARTiFact: He was known to be a compulsive gambler, often betting and losing the commissions he was given for his works; he left a substantial debt to paid off after his death.
  • Artist Quote: “Why should I wish to waste my days in wrangling with nobles and contesting with court officials, when I ought to work in gladness and quietness.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): Aurora, 1614.

Guido Reni. Aurora, 1614.

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Artist Birthdays October 26 – ARENT DE GELDER

ARENT DE GELDER (Oct. 26, 1645 – Aug. 27, 1727)

  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Baroque
  • ARTiFact: He was one of Rembrandt’s last pupils (1661-1663), and the only Dutch artist who continued to work in the style of his master into the 18th century.
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): Jacob’s Dream, circa 1710.

Aert de Gelder. Jacob's Dream.

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Artist Birthdays October 21 – DOMENICHINO

DOMENICHINO (October 21, 1581 – April 16, 1641)

  • Nationality: Italian
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Baroque, Classicism
  • ARTiFact: He was accused by rival, Giovanni Lanfranco, of stealing the idea for Last Communion of St. Jerome from an altarpiece crafted by Lanfranco’s teacher, Agostino Carracci. The resulting scandal caused Domenichino to leave Rome for Naples, where it is said he was poisoned to death by jealous rivals.
  • Artist Quote: “I work for myself alone and for the perfection of art.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): Last Communion of St. Jerome (detail), 1614. 

Domenichino. Last Communion of St. Jerome (detail), 1614.________________________________________________________

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Artist Birthdays October 20 – AELBERT CUYP

AELBERT CUYP (October 20, 1620 – November 15, 1691)

  • Nationality: Dutch
  • Field: Painting
  • Art Movement: Baroque
  • ARTiFact: In the 1660s he virtually abandoned painting, thought to be a direct result of his marrying a wealthy widow, Cornelia Boschman, in 1658.
  • Artist Quote: John Constable: “Chiaroscuro is by no means confined to dark pictures; the works of Cuyp, though generally light, are full of it. It may be defined as that power which creates space.”
  • Notable Artwork (shown below): The Maas at Dordrecht, 1660.

Aelbert Cuyp. The Maas at Dordrecht, 1660.

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