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Carel Fabritius

Biography: – Carel Pietersz. Fabritius was born in February 1622 in Middenbeemster, Dutch Republic. – Son of Pieter Carelsz., a painter and schoolteacher. – Had […]

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Biography:
– Carel Pietersz. Fabritius was born in February 1622 in Middenbeemster, Dutch Republic.
– Son of Pieter Carelsz., a painter and schoolteacher.
– Had two younger brothers, Barent and Johannes, who also became painters.
– Studied at Rembrandt’s studio in the early 1640s.
– Joined the Delft painters guild in 1652 and died in the explosion of the Delft gunpowder magazine in 1654.

Painting:
– Fabritius developed his own artistic style distinct from Rembrandt.
– His portraits featured delicately lit subjects against light-colored backgrounds.
– Interested in technical aspects of painting and used cool color harmonies.
– Showed excellent control of heavily loaded brush in his works.
– Influenced painters like Vermeer and de Hooch with his style.

List of works:
– “The Beheading of John the Baptist” (ca. 1640) at Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.
– “The Raising of Lazarus” (1643) at National Museum, Warsaw.
– “Hera Hiding During the Battle Between the Gods and the Giants” (1643) at Pushkin Museum, Moscow.
– “Hagar and the Angel” (1643/45) at The Leiden Collection, New York.
– “Portrait of a Seated Woman with a Handkerchief” (c. 1644) at Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.

References:
– “Carel Fabritius 1622–1654. Het complete oeuvre” by Frederik J. Duparc, Ariane van Suchtelen, Gero Seelig.
– “The Oxford Dictionary of Art” ISBN 0-19-280022-1.
– Biography at Residenzgalerie Salzburg.
– Olga’s Gallery.
– “Thunderclap: A Memoir of Art and Life & Sudden Death” by Laura Cumming.

External links:
– Media related to Carel Fabritius at Wikimedia Commons.
– Carel Fabritius at Artcyclopedia.
– Works and literature on Carel Fabritius.
– Vermeer and The Delft School exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
– Carel Fabritius Paintings.

Carel Fabritius (Wikipedia)

Carel Pietersz. Fabritius (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈkaːrəl ˈpitərs faːˈbritsijʏs]; bapt. 27 February 1622 – 12 October 1654) was a Dutch painter. He was a pupil of Rembrandt and worked in his studio in Amsterdam. Fabritius, who was a member of the Delft School, developed his own artistic style and experimented with perspective and lighting. Among his works are A View of Delft (1652; National Gallery, London), The Goldfinch (1654), and The Sentry (1654).

Carel Fabritius
Portrait of a man with long hair wearing brown clothes over a light shirt
Self-portrait (c. 1645)
Born
Carel Pietersz. Fabritius

baptised 27 February 1622
Died12 October 1654 (aged 32)
EducationRembrandt
MovementDelft School
SpouseAgatha van Pruyssen
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