Seventeenth century Flemish School workshop Cornelis Schut (1597-1655)
Important fragment of great composition has now disappeared, probably a Nativity
Oil on canvas (127 cm by 104 cm)
Old frame (155 cm by 135 cm)
Cornelis Schut, baptized at Antwerp May 13, 1597, where he died April 29, 1655 (57 years).
Flemish Baroque painter, draftsman and printmaker.
Specialist religious subjects, it is mentioned for the first time in 1618-19 as master of the Guild of St. Luke in Antwerp, then as a member of the chamber Violieren rhetoric in 1620-1621. He traveled to Spain and Italy. In Rome between 1624 and 1627, there is known Cornelio Fiammingo; he painted frescoes in Frascati in the "casino" Pietro Pescatore, in collaboration with Craft Timan, then a Massacre of the Innocents and Adoration of the Magi who were part of the al. Vincenzo Giustiniani (now. At the Church of the Trinity of Caen).
It is not proven that he was a pupil of Rubens, which he suffered in any case strongly influence. He took part in the decoration of the entrance of the Cardinal-Infante (1635), decorated the dome of the transept Assumption of Our Lady in Antwerp (1645-1647). He was responsible for the altarpieces for churches in Flanders (Pietà in Saint-Jacques of Antwerp, the Portiuncula, Antwerp Museum; The Beheading of Saint George, id;. The Purification of the Virgin, id.) And Cologne. He realized, for a series of tapestries, the Seven Liberal Arts, a set of boxes (three oils sized Antwerp, Rubenshuis); they had a great success, and we know 11 weaving, produced between 1654 and 1676. The artist also painted the figures of some paintings by Pieter Neeffs II.
The powerful and original art Cornelis Schut, characterized by a large and violent drawing, bold lighting effects and high-contrast colors, was given to the forefront recently. The artist exerted some influence on Murillo, mentioned by the historian of art Ceán Bermúdez.
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