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Bartolommeo Manfredi
Bartolommeo Manfredi
Years of life: 1582 – 1622
Artist's Teachers: Caravaggio
Artist's students: Gerard Seghers
Art Movement: Baroque
Painting School: Caravaggisti
Genre: Still-life , Mythology , Portrait , Religious
Country: Italy
Century: XVII

Little-known artist. Painted decadent everyday scenes, mythological and religious pictures. Preferred allegorical themes based on conflict. He painted in a ...

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

Carel Fabritius
Carel Fabritius
Years of life: 1622 – 1654
Artist's Teachers: Rembrandt
Artist's students: Johannes Vermeer
Art Movement: Baroque, Dutch Golden Age
Painting School: Delft School
Genre: Religious , Still-life , Mythology , Portrait , Landscape
Country: Netherlands
Century: XVII

He died tragically at a young age. Less than ten authenticated works are known, but they show the versatility of ...

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

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

Francisco de Zurbarán
Francisco de Zurbarán
Years of life: 1598 – 1664
Artist's Teachers: Francisco Pacheco
Art Movement: Baroque
Genre: Mythology , Religious , Still-life
Country: Spain
Century: XVII

He is considered a remarkable, but not a great artist. His main customers were Spanish religious orders. He depicted saints ...

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: Genre scenes , Religious , Still-life
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: Still-life , Genre scenes , Portrait , Religious
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 ...

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: Genre scenes , Portrait , Still-life
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 ...

Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Giuseppe Arcimboldo
Years of life: 1527 – 1593
Art Movement: Mannerism (Late Renaissance)
Genre: Portrait , Still-life
Country: Italy
Century: XVI

Known for his fantastic faces and bodies made up of vegetables, trees, fruits, fish, and the like. He had the ...

Jan Brueghel the Elder
Jan Brueghel the Elder
Years of life: 1568 – 1625
Art Movement: Baroque
Painting School: Flemish School, Guild of Saint Luke
Genre: Still-life , Mythology , Portrait , Religious
Country: Flanders
Century: XVI , XVII

The second son of Pieter Breugel the Elder, nicknamed "Velvet" (his name also retaining the “h” in Breughel). He painted ...

Jan Davidsz de Heem
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Years of life: 1606 – 1684
Art Movement: Baroque
Painting School: Flemish School
Genre: Portrait , Still-life
Country: Netherlands
Century: XVII

Born in Utrecht, he lived and worked in Antwerp from 1636. He was famous for his still-life paintings of flowers ...

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 ...

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: Religious , Still-life , Genre scenes , Portrait , Landscape
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: Still-life , Genre scenes , Portrait , Religious
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 ...

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: Religious , Still-life , Mythology , Genre scenes , Animalistics , Portrait , Landscape
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: Genre scenes , Marine art , Landscape , Still-life
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 ...

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