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Adriaen van Ostade
Adriaen van Ostade
Years of life: 1610 – 1684
Artist's Teachers: Frans Hals
Artist's students: Michiel van Musscher, Adrian Isaac
Art Movement: Baroque, Dutch Golden Age
Painting School: Dutch School, Haarlem School
Genre: Portrait , Landscape , Genre scenes
Country: Netherlands
Century: XVII

Born in Haarlem. Specialist in lowlife scenes of peasants. Warm earthy colors suit the mood of paintings. Over time, Ostade’s ...

Annibale Carracci
Annibale Carracci
Years of life: 1560 – 1609
Artist's Teachers: Titian
Artist's students: Guido Reni
Art Movement: Baroque
Painting School: Bolognese School
Genre: Portrait , Landscape , Religious , Mythology , Genre scenes
Country: Italy
Century: XVI , XVII

Born in Bologna, he lived in Rome from 1595. The most talented member of the brilliant trio (with brother Agostino ...

Artemisia Gentileschi
Artemisia Gentileschi
Years of life: 1597 – 1652
Artist's Teachers: Orazio Gentileschi
Art Movement: Baroque
Painting School: Florentine School, Caravaggisti
Genre: Portrait , Religious , Mythology , Genre scenes
Country: Italy
Century: XVII

Daughter of Orazio Gentileschi. She was kidnapped at 19 and tortured during the subsequent court case to see if she ...

Caravaggio
Caravaggio
Years of life: 1571 – 1610
Artist's Teachers: Simone Peterzano
Art Movement: Baroque
Genre: Portrait , Religious , Still-life , Mythology , Genre scenes
Country: Italy
Century: XVI , XVII

His full name was Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. The only one among the famous artists with such a criminal past ...

David Teniers (the Younger)
David Teniers (the Younger)
Years of life: 1610 – 1690
Art Movement: Baroque
Painting School: Flemish School
Genre: Landscape , Religious , Still-life , Mythology , Genre scenes
Country: Flanders
Century: XVII

Teniers is best known for his genre paintings depicting rough peasants, such as in Boors Carousing. After 1651 he detailed ...

Esaias van de Velde
Esaias van de Velde
Years of life: 1591 – 1630
Artist's Teachers: Gillis van Coninxloo
Artist's students: Jan van Goyen, Pieter van Laer, Jan Martszen de Jonge, Pieter de Molyn, Pieter de Neyn, Anthony van de Velde
Art Movement: Baroque, Dutch Golden Age
Painting School: Dutch School, Haarlem School, Haarlem Guild of St. Luke
Genre: Landscape , Genre scenes
Country: Netherlands
Century: XVII

His soft, monochromatic landscapes (often in winter) are very natural, unstagey, they convey well the sense of open space and ...

Frans Hals
Frans Hals
Years of life: 1581 – 1666
Artist's students: Adriaen van Ostade, Pieter Codde, Jan Miense Molenaer
Art Movement: Baroque, Dutch Golden Age
Painting School: Dutch School, Haarlem School, Guild of Saint Luke
Genre: Portrait , Religious , Genre scenes
Country: Netherlands
Century: XVII

An artist fully formed in the Netherlands who never left Haarlem. After Rembrandt, he is the best painter in Dutch. ...

Frans Snyders
Frans Snyders
Years of life: 1579 – 1657
Artist's Teachers: Peter Paul Rubens, Pieter Brueghel the Younger
Art Movement: Baroque
Painting School: Flemish School
Genre: Religious , Still-life , Genre scenes
Country: Flanders
Century: XVII

Son of an innkeeper. The undisputed master of the Baroque still life. He became a rich man. There are many ...

Gabriel Metsu
Gabriel Metsu
Years of life: 1682 – 1749
Artist's Teachers: Gerrit Dou, Nikolaus Knüpfer
Artist's students: Michiel van Musscher, Adrian Isaac
Art Movement: Baroque, Dutch Golden Age
Painting School: Dutch School, Leiden School
Genre: Portrait , Religious , Still-life , Genre scenes
Country: Netherlands
Century: XVII

The artist achieved great mastery of the courtyard scenes. His paintings depict scenes of the well-ordered life of the Dutch ...

Gerard Terborch
Gerard Terborch
Years of life: 1617 – 1681
Artist's Teachers: Willem Cornelisz Duyster, Pieter Codde
Art Movement: Baroque, Dutch Golden Age
Painting School: Dutch School, Haarlem School
Genre: Portrait , Genre scenes
Country: Netherlands
Century: XVII

He was precocious and successful, Terborch (or Ter Borch) was one of the finest and most versatile masters of the ...

Gerrit van Honthorst
Gerrit van Honthorst
Years of life: 1590 – 1656
Artist's Teachers: Abraham Bloemaert
Artist's students: Joachim von Sandrart
Art Movement: Baroque, Dutch Golden Age
Painting School: Guild of Saint Luke, Caravaggisti, Utrecht School
Genre: Portrait , Religious , Mythology , Genre scenes
Country: Netherlands
Century: XVII

The only member of the Utrecht School to establish an international reputation. In 1610-1612 he studied in Rome. His narrative ...

Gerritt Dou
Gerritt Dou
Years of life: 1613 – 1675
Artist's Teachers: Rembrandt
Artist's students: Gabriel Metsu, Frans van Mieris the Elder
Art Movement: Baroque, Dutch Golden Age
Painting School: Dutch School
Genre: Portrait , Still-life , Genre scenes
Country: Netherlands
Century: XVII

Also known as Gerard Dou. Rembrandt's first pupil (from the age of 15). Small-scale works with finely painted details, glassy ...

Giorgio Vasari
Giorgio Vasari
Years of life: 1511 – 1574
Artist's Teachers: Andrea del Sarto
Art Movement: Mannerism (Late Renaissance)
Painting School: Tuscan School
Genre: Portrait , Religious , Mythology , Genre scenes
Country: Italy
Century: XVI

Painter, architect, writer, art historian, collector. A popular and entertaining personality whose patrons - an inveterate gossip - were said ...

Govaert Flinck
Govaert Flinck
Years of life: 1615 – 1660
Artist's Teachers: Rembrandt
Art Movement: Baroque, Dutch Golden Age
Painting School: Dutch School
Genre: Portrait , Landscape , Religious , Genre scenes
Country: Netherlands
Century: XVII

In the 1630s he was a pupil of Rembrandt, but his works are lighter, less gloomy, and serious. Flinck was ...

Hendrick Ter Brugghen
Hendrick Ter Brugghen
Years of life: 1588 – 1629
Art Movement: Baroque, Dutch Golden Age
Painting School: Caravaggisti, Utrecht School
Genre: Portrait , Religious , Mythology , Genre scenes
Country: Netherlands
Century: XVII

The most important painter of the Utrecht school, deeply influenced by Caravaggio's paintings (he spent 10 years in Italy). On ...

Jacob Jordaens
Jacob Jordaens
Years of life: 1593 – 1678
Artist's Teachers: Adam van Noort, Peter Paul Rubens
Art Movement: Baroque
Painting School: Flemish School, Antwerp School
Genre: Portrait , Religious , Mythology , Genre scenes
Country: Flanders
Century: XVII

Rubens's assistant. Compared with Rubens, his work is less integral and harmonious, his paintings lack a single visual and emotional ...

Jacopo Bassano
Jacopo Bassano
Years of life: 1517 – 1592
Artist's Teachers: Bonifazio Veronese
Artist's students: Francesco Bassano the Younger, Giovanni Battista da Ponte, Leandro Bassano, and Girolamo da Ponte
Art Movement: Mannerism (Late Renaissance)
Genre: Portrait , Religious , Mythology , Genre scenes
Country: Italy
Century: XVI

The most famous member of the famous Venetian da Ponte family from Bassano (where Italian grappa is made). He was ...

Jacopo Robusti Tintoretto
Jacopo Robusti Tintoretto
Years of life: 1518 – 1594
Artist's Teachers: Titian
Artist's students: Maarten de Vos, Domenico Tintoretto
Art Movement: Mannerism (Late Renaissance)
Painting School: Venetian School
Genre: Portrait , Religious , Mythology , Genre scenes
Country: Italy
Century: XVI

His father was a dyer (tintore), hence the nickname, Tintoretto. Very little is known about his life. Although not very ...

Jan Both
Jan Both
Years of life: 1618 – 1652
Artist's Teachers: Dirck Both, Abraham Bloemaert
Art Movement: Baroque, Dutch Golden Age
Genre: Landscape , Mythology , Genre scenes
Country: Netherlands
Century: XVII

A Dutch landscape painter who studied in Rome and painted idyllic landscapes à la Claude Lorrain. Compared with Lorraine, his ...

Jan Steen
Jan Steen
Years of life: 1626 – 1679
Artist's Teachers: Nikolaus Knüpfer, Jan van Goyen, Adriaen van Ostade, Guild of Saint Luke
Art Movement: Baroque, Dutch Golden Age
Painting School: Dutch School, Haarlem School
Genre: Portrait , Landscape , Religious , Mythology , Genre scenes
Country: Netherlands
Century: XVII

Sten, one of the best Dutch painters, ran a tavern and owned a brewery. His tavern scenes, feasts, and burgher ...

Jan Vermeer
Jan Vermeer
Years of life: 1632 – 1675
Art Movement: Baroque, Dutch Golden Age
Painting School: Dutch School, Delft School, Guild of Saint Luke
Genre: Portrait , Landscape , Religious , Mythology , Genre scenes
Country: Netherlands
Century: XVII

Today he is considered to be one of the finest Dutch genre painters. Unrecognized in his own lifetime and forgotten ...

Jan Weenix
Jan Weenix
Years of life: 1640 – 1719
Artist's Teachers: Jan Baptist Weenix
Artist's students: Maria Weenix, Dirk Valkenburg
Art Movement: Baroque
Painting School: Utrecht School
Genre: Still-life , Genre scenes
Country: Netherlands
Century: XVII , XVIII

The son of Jan Baptist Weenix (1621 - 1663), who called himself Giovanni Battista after a trip to Italy in ...

Mattia Preti
Mattia Preti
Years of life: 1613 – 1699
Art Movement: Baroque
Painting School: Caravaggisti
Genre: Portrait , Religious , Genre scenes
Country: Italy
Century: XVII

A master of large-scale decoration, he successfully combines in his work the realism of Caravaggio and the theatricality of grand ...

Michelangelo Buonarroti
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Years of life: 1475 – 1564
Artist's Teachers: Domenico Ghirlandaio
Art Movement: High Renaissance
Painting School: Florentine School
Genre: Portrait , Religious , Genre scenes
Country: Italy
Century: XV , XVI

A genius who cast his influence over all European art until Picasso broke the spell and changed the rules. Sculptor ...

Nicolaes Maes
Nicolaes Maes
Years of life: 1632 – 1693
Artist's Teachers: Rembrandt
Artist's students: Justus de Gelder, Margaretha van Godewijk, Jacob Moelaert, Johannes Vollevens
Art Movement: Baroque, Dutch Golden Age
Painting School: Delft School
Genre: Portrait , Landscape , Religious , Still-life , Genre scenes
Country: Netherlands
Century: XVII

He is best known for his early paintings which often show kitchen life below stairs, or old women asleep. Later ...

Pieter Aertsen
Pieter Aertsen
Years of life: 1508 – 1575
Art Movement: Northern Mannerism
Genre: Portrait , Religious , Still-life , Genre scenes
Country: Netherlands
Century: XVI

He painted altarpieces and large-scale peasant subjects. He often depicts religious scenes in monumental genre and still-life scenes (e.g., butcher's ...

Pieter Bruegel (the Elder)
Pieter Bruegel (the Elder)
Years of life: 1525 – 1569
Artist's Teachers: Pieter Coecke
Art Movement: Northern Renaissance (Dutch and Flemish Renaissance)
Painting School: Flemish School, Antwerp School
Genre: Portrait , Landscape , Religious , Mythology , Genre scenes , Marine art
Country: Flanders , Netherlands
Century: XVI

Breughel was nicknamed "Peasant" of the subject matter of his paintings, not his character. He was an outstanding Flemish painter. ...

Pieter de Hooch
Pieter de Hooch
Years of life: 1629 – 1683
Artist's Teachers: Nicolaes Berchem
Art Movement: Baroque, Dutch Golden Age
Painting School: Dutch School, Delft School
Genre: Portrait , Genre scenes
Country: Netherlands
Century: XVII

Pieter de Hooch was a popular Dutch master and one of the most famous masters of genre painting. He is ...

Pieter Paul Rubens
Pieter Paul Rubens
Years of life: 1577 – 1640
Artist's Teachers: Tobias Verhaecht, Adam van Noort, Otto van Veen
Artist's students: Anthony van Dyck, Jacob Jordaens, Frans Snyders
Art Movement: Baroque
Painting School: Flemish School, Antwerp School
Genre: Animalistics , Portrait , Landscape , Religious , Mythology , Genre scenes , Military art
Country: Flanders
Century: XVI , XVII

An extraordinary man, who had traveled to many countries, gifted with many talents: artist, diplomat, merchant, scholar. His studio, which ...

Rembrandt
Rembrandt
Years of life: 1606 – 1669
Artist's Teachers: Jacob van Swanenburg, Pieter Lastman
Artist's students: Carel Fabritius, Nicolaes Maes, Gerrit Dou, Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten, Ferdinand Bol
Art Movement: Baroque, Dutch Golden Age
Painting School: Dutch School
Genre: Animalistics , Portrait , Landscape , Religious , Still-life , Mythology , Genre scenes
Country: Netherlands
Century: XVII

The full name of this great Dutch painter is Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn. He created prolific, stunning masterpieces, treasured in ...

Salomon van Ruysdael
Salomon van Ruysdael
Years of life: 1600 – 1670
Art Movement: Dutch Golden Age, Baroque
Painting School: Guild of Saint Luke
Genre: Landscape , Still-life , Genre scenes , Marine art
Country: Netherlands
Century: XVII

Landscape painter. Uncle of the better known Jacob van Ruisdael. He painted views of Holland. Among his later works are several ...

Salvator Rosa
Salvator Rosa
Years of life: 1615 – 1673
Art Movement: Baroque
Painting School: Neapolitan school
Genre: Portrait , Religious , Mythology , Genre scenes , Military art
Country: Italy
Century: XVII

A feisty, authority-defying, narcissistic, lover of all things gloomy. Poet, actor, musician, satirist. He is now known for his mysterious, ...

Titian
Titian
Years of life: 1487 – 1576
Artist's Teachers: Giovanni Bellini, Gentile Bellini
Artist's students: El Greco, Annibale Carracci, Tintoretto
Art Movement: High Renaissance, Mannerism (Late Renaissance)
Painting School: Venetian School
Genre: Portrait , Religious , Mythology , Genre scenes , Military art
Country: Italy
Century: XVI

The artist's full name is Tiziano Vecellio, but he is better known as Titian. The supreme master of the Venetian ...

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