Carel Fabritius

1622-1654 Netherlands-Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Carel Fabritius of Delft was noted for his perspective views, and his use of trompe l'oeil in wall paintings, he was also a renowned portraitist. He came from a family of painters and was trained in the atelier of Rembrandt. His father Pieter, and his brothers, Barent and Johannes were also painters. Whilst he was influenced by Rembrandt he was the only one of his students to veer into his own style, it had an emphasis on lighter colour and perspective. There are accounts of him being the master of Jan Vermeer, but it is not certain, however his works did influence Vermeer. Unfortunately, Carel died young when he was caught in a large explosion from the Delft gunpowder magazine. It also killed his student Mattias Spoors. Not many of his paintings have survived.

 

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The
Sentry

The Sentry

Hagar and
the Angel

Hagar and the Angel

Self-
portrait

Self-portrait

The
Beheading

The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist

The
Goldfinch

The Goldfinch


Lazarus

The Raising of Lazarus

A View
of Delft

A View of Delft


Mercury and Argus

Mercury and Argus