Jan Frans Van Bloemen

1662-1749 Belgium/Italy-Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Jan Frans Van Bloemen was born in Antwerp to a family of painters. His older brother Pieter tutored him and his younger brother Norbert. After a few years in Paris he moved to Lyon where Pieter resided, not being content in Lyon they both proceeded to Rome. They became members of the Bentveughels 'Birds of a feather' who were a group of Dutch and Flemish artists based in Rome, they were also known as the Schildersbent 'Painters Clique'. Pieter's nickname or 'Bent Name' was Standaart. Jan Frans was known as Orizonti and Norbert who joined them in Rome for a spell was known as Cefalus.
Jan Frans spent the remainder of his life in Rome, Pieter returned to Antwerp and Norbert settled in Amsterdam. The Dutch artist Caspar van Wittel who had become a native of Rome was godfather to Jan Frans' first born.
Jan Frans thrived in Rome and his work was commissioned by nobility of the region, however he was not admitted to the Academia di San Luca until he was in his seventies. Pompeo Girolamo Batoni was one of many renowned artists who collaborated with him in his later years.

 

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a landscape

a landscape

a scene in the
roman campagna

a scene in the roman campagna


arcadian landscape

arcadian landscape

capriccio view
of rome

capriccio view of rome


classical landscape

classical landscape

classical landscape
three

classical landscape three

classical landscape
four

classical landscape four

flight
into egypt

flight into egypt

rest on the flight
to egypt

rest on the flight to egypt

italian
landscape two

italian landscape two

italian view with
women at a fountain

italian view with women at a fountain

landscape of the
roman compagna

landscape of the roman compagna

landscape with
a fountain

landscape with a fountain by Jan Frans Van Bloemen


landscape

landscape

landscape with
a lake

landscape with a lake

landscape with
arcadian figures

landscape with arcadian figures and imaginary classical buildings

landscape with
figures

landscape with figures

landscape with the
belvedere courtyard

landscape with the belvedere courtyard of the vatican


ponte milvio

ponte milvio


roman buildings

roman buildings

italian
landscape

italian landscape

the tiber vista
acqua sorrel

the tiber vista acqua sorrel


the watering

the watering

classical landscape
with figures

classical landscape with figures