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16 Great Baroque Artists

A list with great baroque painters!


Life and Paintings of El Greco (1541 - 1614) - Make your ideas Art

El Greco born Doménikos Theotokópoulos, (1541 - 7 April 1614) was a painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. "El Greco" (The Greek) was a nickname, a reference to his ethnic Greek origin, and the artist normally signed his paintings with his full birth name in Greek letters, Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος (Doménikos Theotokópoulos), often adding the word Κρής (Krēs, "Cretan").

Life and Paintings of Annibale Carracci (1560 - 1609) - Make your ideas Art

Annibale Carracci ( November 3, 1560 - July 15, 1609) was an Italian Baroque painter. Annibale Carracci was born in Bologna, and in all likelihood first apprenticed within his family.

Life and Paintings of Caravaggio (1571 - 1610) - Make your ideas Art

Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (29 September 1571 - 18 July 1610) was an Italian artist active in Rome, Naples, Malta, and Sicily between 1593 and 1610. His paintings, which combine a realistic observation of the human state, both physical and emotional, with a dramatic use of lighting, had a formative influence on the Baroque school of painting.

Life and Paintings of Peter Paul Rubens (1577 - 1640) - Make your ideas Art

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (28 June 1577 - 30 May 1640), was a Flemish Baroque painter, and a proponent of an extravagant Baroque style that emphasised movement, colour, and sensuality. He is well-known for his Counter-Reformation altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects.

Life and Paintings of Frans Hals the Elder (1580 - 1666) - Make your ideas Art

Frans Hals the Elder (c. 1580 - 26 August 1666) was a Dutch Golden Age painter. He is notable for his loose painterly brushwork, and helped introduce this lively style of painting into Dutch art. Hals was also instrumental in the evolution of 17th century group portraiture.

Life and Paintings of Georges de La Tour (1593 - 1652) - Make your ideas Art

Georges de La Tour (March 13, 1593 - January 30, 1652) was a French Baroque painter, who spent most of his working life in the Duchy of Lorraine, which was temporarily absorbed into France between 1641 and 1648. He painted mostly religious chiaroscuro scenes lit by candlelight.

Life and Paintings of Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 - 1652) - Make your ideas Art

Artemisia Gentileschi (July 8, 1593-1652) was an Italian Baroque painter, today considered one of the most accomplished painters in the generation after Caravaggio. In an era when women painters were not easily accepted by the artistic community or patrons, she was the first female painter to become a member of the Accademia di Arte del Disegno in Florence.

Life and Paintings of Nicolas Poussin (1594 - 1665) - Make your ideas Art

Nicolas Poussin (15 June 1594 - 19 November 1665) was a French painter in the classical style. His work predominantly features clarity, logic, and order, and favors line over color. His work serves as an alternative to the dominant Baroque style of the 17th century.

Life and Paintings of Orazio Lomi Gentileschi (1563 - 1639) - Make your ideas Art

Orazio Lomi Gentileschi (1563-1639) was an Italian Baroque painter, one of more important painters influenced by Caravaggio (the so-called Caravaggisti). He was the father of the painter Artemisia Gentileschi.

Life and Paintings of Domenichino (1581 - 1641) - Make your ideas Art

Domenico Zampieri (or Domenichino; October 21, 1581 - April 6, 1641) was an Italian Baroque painter of the Bolognese School, or Carracci School, of painters. Movements: Baroque Domenichino was born at Bologna, son of a shoemaker, and there initially studied under Denis Calvaert.

Life and Paintings of Giovanni Lanfranco (1582 - 1647) - Make your ideas Art

Giovanni Lanfranco (26 January 1582 - 30 November 1647) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period. Movements: Baroque, Illusionism Giovanni Gaspare Lanfranco was born in Parma, the third son of Stefano and Cornelia Lanfranchi, and was placed as a page in the household of Count Orazio Scotti.

Life and Paintings of Guercino (1591 - 1666) - Make your ideas Art

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (February 8, 1591 - December 22, 1666), best known as Guercino or Il Guercino, was an Italian Baroque painter and draftsman from the region of Emilia, and active in Rome and Bologna. The vigorous naturalism of his early manner is in contrast to the classical equilibrium of his later works.

Life and Paintings of Jusepe de Ribera (1591 - 1652) - Make your ideas Art

Jusepe de Ribera, probably an italianization of Josep de Ribera (January 12, 1591 - September 2, 1652) was a Spanish Tenebrist painter and printmaker, also known as José de Ribera in Spanish and as Giuseppe Ribera in Italian. He was also called by his contemporaries and early writers Lo Spagnoletto, or "the Little Spaniard".

Life and Paintings of Diego de Velázquez (1599 - 1660) - Make your ideas Art

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (June 6, 1599 - August 6, 1660) was a Spanish painter who was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV. He was an individualistic artist of the contemporary Baroque period, important as a portrait artist.

Life and Paintings of Rembrandt (1606 - 1669) - Make your ideas Art

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (15 July 1606 - 4 October 1669) was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history and the most important in Dutch history.

Life and Paintings of Johannes Vermeer (1632 - 1675) - Make your ideas Art

Johannes Vermeer (1632 - December 1675) was a Dutch painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle class life. Vermeer was a moderately successful provincial genre painter in his lifetime. He seems never to have been particularly wealthy, leaving his wife and children in debt at his death, perhaps because he produced relatively few paintings.