Bartholomeus Spranger

Bartholomeus Spranger

Self Portrait (c.1583) - Bartholomäus Spranger

Years of life: 1546 – 1611
Art Movement: Mannerism (Late Renaissance)
Genre: Mythology , Portrait , Landscape , Religious
Country: Flanders
Century: XVI , XVII

Painter, draftsman, and etcher; main exponent of Late Mannerism, its Northern European variant. Born in Antwerp. He worked in France, then moved on to Rome where he studied under Taddeo Zuccaro. In 1570 he was appointed court painter to the Pope. He worked for Emperor Maximilian II in Vienna, where he lived until his death. In 1581 became court painter to Emperor Rudolf II. His works were mainly of mythological or allegorical subjects. He is very popular in northern Europe and hugely influential on Haarlem school.

Bartholomeus Spranger’s major works are Christ, the Saviour of the World,16th century (Montauban, France: Musée Ingres); Diana and Actaeon, c. 1590–95 (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art); The Adoration of the Kings, c. 1595 (London: National Gallery); Venus and Adonis, c. 1597 (Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum); Allegory of Justice and of Prudence, c. 1599 (Paris: Musée du Louvre).

References:

  1. Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.

Artworks:

  • Self Portrait

    1583

    Self Portrait  •  1583

  • March on the battlefield

    1580

    March on the battlefield  •  1580

  • Angelica and Medoro

    1600

    Angelica and Medoro  •  1600

  • Portrait of a Woman, detail of the Epitaph of the goldsmith Müller

    1600

    Portrait of a Woman, detail of the Epitaph of the goldsmith Müller  •  1600

  • Portrait of a Man, detail of the Epitaph of the goldsmith Müller

    1600

    Portrait of a Man, detail of the Epitaph of the goldsmith Müller  •  1600

  • Venus and Adonis

    1587

    Venus and Adonis  •  1587

  • Hermes and Athena

    1585

    Hermes and Athena   •  1585

  • Venus and Adonis

    1597

    Venus and Adonis   •  1597

  • Venus and Vulcan

    1610

    Venus and Vulcan   •  1610

  • The Adoration of the Kings

    1595

    The Adoration of the Kings   •  1595

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