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Baburen, Dirck van (Thodoe Baburen, also Theodoor Baburen)

Born: 1590? AD
Died: 1624 AD.

Nationality: Dutch
Categories: Painters

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Teodoer van Baburen is a Dutch painter of religious works, history pieces and genre scenes.

 

1595 - Van Baburen was born in Utrecht.

 

1612 - Traveled to Rome, where his style became strongly influenced by the work of the Italian painter Caravaggio, whose dramatic contrasts between light and dark he found particularly fascinating.

 

1620 - Returned to Utrecht, where he shared a studio with Hendrick Ter Brugghen,

 

1622 - Baburen was especially fond of genre scenes (subjects from everyday life), such as his best-known work, The Procuress. This picture is seen in the background of two paintings by Vermeer, whose mother-in-law apparently owned it.

 

1624 - Van Baburen died 21st of February in Utrecht.

 

Mostly he painted  religious subjects, Baburen also created scenes of ordinary life on occasion.

 

His Procuress of 1622 was  admired a lot, fifty years later that the great Dutch master, Vermeer, included it in the background of several of his portraits and pictures.

 

 

 


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