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)