Calling of St. Matthew (detail)

Citation
Calling of St. Matthew (detail)

Material Information

Title:
Calling of St. Matthew (detail)
Creator:
Terbrugghen, Hendrik, 1588?-1629 ( Artist : painter )
Centraal Museum. ID=HUC
Language:
English

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Utrecht, Netherlands
Utrecht, Netherlands
Style: Dutch Baroque Era
School: Dutch Utrecht Baroque school
Movement: Baroque
Dutch
Painting;
Genre:
Painting
picture ( marcgt )
Painting

Notes

Summary:
The life-size figures are half-length instead of full-length, and where the drama of Christ calling the tax-collector to his vocation echoes in the shadows above the figures, has been eliminated. Christ and his follower appear to the left as dark figures in the foreground. The main accent is on the brightly illuminated group on the right. Terbrugghen's original talent and old Netherlandish realism successfully merge here with Caravaggesque motifs and elements. The mercenary soldier pointing to the money on the table shows a profile which marks him as a descendant of types popularized by early sixteenth century Flemish artists, and the six gesticulating hands in the centre are also a survival of an older tradition.
General Note:
Design Date: 1621 (signed).

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
A01-MHF0402 ( USFLDC DOI )
a1.mhf0402 ( USFLDC Handle )

Postcard Information

Format:
Photograph

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Design Date: 1621 (signed).
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The life-size figures are half-length instead of full-length, and where the drama of Christ calling the tax-collector to his vocation echoes in the shadows above the figures, has been eliminated. Christ and his follower appear to the left as dark figures in the foreground. The main accent is on the brightly illuminated group on the right. Terbrugghen's original talent and old Netherlandish realism successfully merge here with Caravaggesque motifs and elements. The mercenary soldier pointing to the money on the table shows a profile which marks him as a descendant of types popularized by early sixteenth century Flemish artists, and the six gesticulating hands in the centre are also a survival of an older tradition.
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Utrecht, Netherlands.
Utrecht, Netherlands.
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Style: Dutch Baroque Era.
School: Dutch Utrecht Baroque school.
Movement: Baroque.
Dutch.
Painting;
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Painting
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Centraal Museum. ID=HUC
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t Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)
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Detail at right center with saint.


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