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

Featured Artist at the e.Gallery: Cornelius Norbertus Gijsbrechts


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 17th Century artist, Cornelius Norbertus Gijsbrechts [Belgian, 1610?-1675?] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Gijsbrechts_Cornelius_Norbertus

Cornelis Norbert Gijsbrechts (Gysbrechts) was a Flemish painter. He became free master in Antwerp in 1659/60. He worked most notably for the Danish court, where he was Court Painter 1670–72 in Copenhagen. He specialized in trompe-l’oeil or illusionistic paintings.


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Quodlibet

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Subject: Reverse Side of Painting

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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/Preti_Mattia

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: Jan Steen


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Featured Artist at the e.Gallery this week is a 17th Century artist of the Baroque movement, Jan Steen [Dutch, 1626-1679] Link: http://fineart.elib.com/fineart.php?dir=Alphabetical/Steen_Jan

Jan Steen (born about 1626 Leyden, The Netherlands, died about 1679 Leyden, The Netherlands), was a Dutch Painter. Remarkably, given the meager living he made from art, Jan Steen was the humorist among Dutch painters. He persevered, creating nearly eight hundred pictures, most with a moral beneath the wit. A prosperous brewer’s son, Steen enrolled in Leyden University in 1646, but by 1648 he was helping to found the Leyden Guild of Saint Luke. His teachers may have included Nikolaus Knüpfer. Steen was not one to stay put; he lived in The Hague; Haarlem; Leyden, where he ran a tavern; and Delft, where he leased a brewery. He married Jan van Goyen’s daughter.


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Grace before Meat

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The Feast of St. Nicholas

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Rhetoricians at a Window

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Amnon and Tamar