Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Michelangelo Merisi


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 17th Century artist, Michelangelo Merisi [Italian, 1565-1609] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Caravaggio

Caravaggio (1573-1610). Probably the most revolutionary artist of his time, the Italian painter Caravaggio abandoned the rules that had guided a century of artists before him. They had idealized the human and religious experience.


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Mattia Preti


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 17th Century artist of the Baroque movement, Mattia Preti [Italian, 1613-1699] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Il_Calabrese

Mattia Preti, known as “Il Cavaliere Calabrese”, left his home town of Taverna in 1630, at the age of 17, destined for Rome. Poussin had recently settled there; the young Velazquez was then paying his first visit. The influence of Caravaggio, though he had died 20 years earlier, was still strongly felt. Preti would leave many works behind in the capital. Among them are the stunning frescoes of “The Martyrdom of Saint Andrew” in the church of Sant’Andrea della Valle — the setting for the first act of Puccini’s “Tosca”.


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Pilate Washing his Hands

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San Giovanni Evangelista

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Concert

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The Raising of Lazarus

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Il Tedesco


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 17th Century artist of the Baroque movement, Il Tedesco [German, 1578-1610] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Elsheimer_Adam

Adam Elsheimer (1578–1610), was a German painter, etcher, and draughtsman, active mainly in Italy. Although he died young and his output was small he played a key role in the development of 17th-century landscape painting.


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The Flight into Egypt

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The Glorification of the Cross

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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Artemisia Gentileschi


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 17th Century artist of the Baroque movement, Artemisia Gentileschi [Italian, 1590-?1642] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Gentileschi_Artemisia

Artemisia Gentileschi (July 8, 1593–c.1654) was an Italian Baroque painter, today considered one of the most accomplished painters in the generation after Caravaggio. In an era when women painters were not easily accepted by the artistic community or patrons, she was the first female painter to become a member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno in Florence.


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Self-Portrait as the Allegory of Painting

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Birth of St John the Baptist

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Self-Portrait as a Martyr Saint

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Judith and her Maidservant

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Nicolas Poussin


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 17th Century artist of the Baroque movement, Nicolas Poussin [French, 1594-1665] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Poussin_Nicolas

Nicolas Poussin  (born 1594 Les Andelys, France, died 1665 Rome), was a French painter.


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Cephalus and Aurora

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Rinaldo and Armida

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Mars and Venus

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Landscape with Orpheus and Eurydice

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Claude Lorrain


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 17th Century artist of the Baroque movement, Claude Lorrain [French, 1600-1682] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Gelee_Claude

Lorrain, Claude, byname of Claude Gelee (b. 1600, Chamagne, Fr. — d. Nov. 23, 1682, Rome). French artist best known for, and one of the greatest masters of, ideal-landscape painting, an art form that seeks to present a view of nature more beautiful and harmonious than nature itself. The quality of that beauty is governed by classical concepts, and the landscape often contains classical ruins and pastoral figures in classical dress. The source of inspiration is the countryside around Rome — the Roman Campagna — a countryside haunted with remains and associations of antiquity. The practitioners of ideal landscape during the 17th century, the key period of its development, were artists of many nationalities congregated in Rome. Later, the form spread to other countries. Claude, whose special contribution was the poetic rendering of light, was particularly influential, not only during his lifetime but, especially in England, from the mid-18th to the mid-19th century.


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Pieter de Hooch


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 17th Century artist of the Baroque movement, Pieter de Hooch [Dutch, 1629-1684] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Hooch_Pieter_de

Pieter de Hooch was born in Rotterdam in 1617, the son of a mason and a midwife. His career as a painter started in Delft. As usual in his day, he had a second string to his bow besides painting: he was an assistant to a linen merchant. De Hooch specialised in decorous interiors with merry companies of people. Views through windows or corridors into other, distant rooms often featured in his work. Like other Dutch genre painters, De Hooch sometimes gave his interiors hidden messages. After moving to Amsterdam in 1661, De Hooch’s domestic groups tended to become increasingly elegant and affluent. De Hooch eventually died in Amsterdam’s Dolhuis (madhouse). When this happened is not known for certain.


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A Dutch Courtyard

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Musical Party in a Courtyard

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Cardplayers in a Sunlit Room

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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Domenico Zampieri


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 17th Century artist, Domenico Zampieri [Bolognese, 1581-1641] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Domenichino

Domenichino (Properly Domenico Zampieri), was an Italian painter, born in Bologna, 21 October, 1581; died in Naples, 16 April, 1641. He began his art studies in the school of Calvaert, but being ill-treated there, his father, a poor shoemaker, placed him in the Carracci Academy, where Guido Reni and Albani were also students. Domenichino was a slow, thoughtful, plodding youth whom his companions called the “Ox,” a nickname also borne by his master Ludovico. He took the prize for drawing in the Carracci Academy gaining thereby both fame and hatred. Stimulated by success, he studied unremittingly, particularly the expression of the human face, so that Bellori says “he could delineate the soul.”


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Portrait of Cardinal Agucchi

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The Repose of Venus

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Landscape with Tobias laying hold of the Fish

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The Maiden and the Unicorn

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Carel Fabritius


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 17th Century artist of the Baroque movement, Carel Fabritius [Dutch, 1624?-1654] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Fabritius_Carel

Carel Fabritius was born in Beemster, the ten-year old polder, as the son of a schoolteacher. Initially he worked as a carpenter (Latin fabritius). In the early 1640s he studied at Rembrandt’s studio in Amsterdam, along with his brother Barent Fabritius. In the early 1650s he moved to Delft, and joined the Delft painters’ guild in 1652. He died young, caught in the explosion of the Delft gunpowder magazine on October 12, 1654, which destroyed a quarter of the city, along with his studio and many of his paintings. Only about a dozen paintings have survived. According to Houbraken, his student Mattias Spoors and the church deacon Simon Decker died with him, since they were working on a painting together at the time. In a poem written by Arnold Bon to his memory, he is called Karel Faber.


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The Beheading of St. John the Baptist

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The Goldfinch

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A View of Delft, with a Musical Instrument Seller’s Stall

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Young Man in a Fur Cap (self-portrait)

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Emmanuel de Witte


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 17th Century artist of the Baroque movement, Emmanuel de Witte [Dutch, 1617?-1692] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Witte_Emmanuel_de

Emanuel de Witte (b. 1617, Alkmaar, d. 1692, Amsterdam), is a Dutch painter, active in his native Alkmaar, then in Rotterdam (by 1639), Delft (by 1641), and Amsterdam (by 1652). His range was wide, including history paintings, genre scenes (notably of markets) and portraits, but after he settled in Amsterdam he concentrated on architectural paintings (primarily church interiors, both real and imaginary).


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Interior of the Oude Kerk at Amsterdam from the North Aisle to the East

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The Old Fish Market on the Dam, Amsterdam

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The Interior of the Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, during a Sermon

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Interior with a Woman at the Virginals