Abraham Bloemaert

c.1566-1651 Holland-Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Abraham Bloemaert was born in Gorinchem in 1564 according to Arnold Houbraken, and according to Joachim Sandrart he was born in 1567.
The family moved to Utrecht when he was a young boy. His early influence was from Frans Floris and later in life he was inspired by the works of Caravaggio. Paris was to be his study ground for a period of three years before returning to Utrecht where he became Dean of The Guild of Saint Luke. He achieved a high reputation with his painting the Death of Niobe, which the Emperor Rudolph purchased for a considerable sum.
All of his sons became painters, Cornelis, Frederick, Hendrick and Adrian, the latter being the most talented. Abraham was to be an influence on many successive Dutch artists of the period.

 

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moses striking
the rock

moses striking the rock

adoration of
the magi

adoration of the magi

adoration of
the shepherds

adoration of the shepherds

adoration of the
shepherds two

adoration of the shepherds two

allegory
of winter

allegory of winter

charikleia and
theagenes

charikleia and theagenes


charity

charity

feast of the gods
at the wedding

feast of the gods at the wedding of peleus and thetis

harvest
scene

harvest scene

shepherd and
sherpherdess

shepherd and sherpherdess

john the baptist
preaching

john the baptist preaching

shepherdess
with grapes

shepherdess with grapes

landscape with
peasants resting

landscape with peasants resting

the
bagpiper

the bagpiper

landscape with
vegetables

landscape with vegetables in the foreground

niobe mourning
her children

niobe mourning her children

the emmaus
disciples

the emmaus disciples

shepherd boy
pointing at tobias

shepherd boy pointing at tobias and the angel

the expulsion of
hagar and ishmael

the expulsion of hagar and ishmael

the flute
player

the flute player

the four
evangelists

the four evangelists

marriage of cupid
and psyche

marriage of cupid and psyche

parable of the tares
among the wheat

the parable of the tares among the wheat

preaching of saint
john the baptist

the preaching of saint john the baptist

the prophet elijah
in the desert

the prophet elijah in the desert

venus and
adonis

venus and adonis

vertumnus and
pomona

vertumnus and pomona

flying angel
with band

flying angel with band