Thursday, November 20, 2014

Northern Baroque

Simon Vouet
Venus & Adonis
c. 1642

A group of Getty Museum paintings created in the first half of the seventeenth century by non-Italian artists, most of whom had trained in Italy and were doing their best to imitate Italian techniques.

Charles Le Sueur
Marine Gods Paying Homage to Love
c. 1636-39

Valentin de Boulogne
Christ & the Adulteress

Charles Le Brun
Martyrdom of St. Andrew

Jan Lievens
Prince Charles Louis of the Palatinate with his Tutor

Jacob Adriaensz Backer
Portrait of a Woman
c. 1650

Hendrick Ter Brugghen
Bacchante with Ape

Jan Victors
The Angel Taking Leave of Tobit & his Family

Rembrandt van Rijn
Daniel & Cyrus Before the Idol Bel

Rembrandt van Rijn
Abduction of Europa

Peter Paul Rubens
c. 1612

Peter Paul Rubens
Miracles of St. Francis of Paola
c. 1627-28

Anthony Van Dyck
Agostino Pallavicini

Anthony Van Dyck
Thomas Howard, second Earl of Arundel

Thomas Howard, immediately above, was one of the few English art collectors who could compete with their art-loving king, Charles I. When the English Civil War broke out in the 1640s, Howard went into exile on the Continent. He died in Italy with the war still unresolved.