Saturday, February 13, 2021

Jan Lievens

Jan Lievens (1607-1674) was a Dutch painter of the Golden Age, one year younger than Rembrandt, whom he knew quite well. They shared a studio for five years in 1626-1631. Other than that his career was so boring I can't think of anything to say about it. But he could certainly paint. (Portrait of a Bearded Man, c. 1630)

Self portrait, 1630. Quite a mane.

Young man in an oriental robe. Rembrandt also did a lot of this, painting people in fancy dress. Did the Dutch like costume parties? Or did painters just have these around for painting the Three Magi and the like?

Detail of Allegory of Peace, 1652

Abraham's Offering, 1638 

The Lamentation of Christ

An Old Woman Reading.

Study of an Old Man, 1629

Still Life with Books,
c. 1630

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