Hendrick ter Brugghen

Hendrick ter Brugghen

Hendrick ter Brugghen (1588-1629) was a Dutch artist who painted genre and religious scenes.

Hendrick ter Brugghen Summary:

  • Not much of Ter Brugghen’s life has been identified.
  • He was a leading member of the Dutch Caravaggisti or Dutch painters who were strongly influenced by Caravaggio.
  • He spent multiple years in Italy, studying and observing Italian art.
  • Drinkers or musicians were among his favorite subjects, although he also painted religious paintings and group portraits in greater scales.
  • Ter Brugghen and his works were forgotten during the 18th and 19th centuries but were rediscovered during the 20th century.

Hendrick ter Brugghen Famous Paintings:

  • A Man Playing the Lute (1624)
  • Crucifixion with the Virgin and St. John (1625)
  • Bagpipe Player (1624)
  • Bacchante with an Ape (1627)
  • Jacob Reproaching Laban (1627)
  • Christ Crowned with Thorn (1620)

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