DUJARDIN, Karel (attributed to)

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DUJARDIN, Karel (attributed to)
b. The Netherlands, ca. 1622 - 1678
Karel Dujardin was a Dutch Golden Age painter. Although he did a few portraits and a few history paintings of religious subjects, most of his work is small Italianate landscape scenes with animals and peasants, and other genre scenes. Dujardin spent two extended periods, at the beginning and end of his career, in Italy, and most of his paintings and landscape etchings have an Italian or Italianate setting. After supposedly training with Nicolaes Berchem, the young Dujardin went to Italy, and joined the Bentvueghels group of painters in Rome, among whom he was known as "Barba di Becco", "goat-beard", or Bokkebaart. Here he encountered his first artistic successes. He painted in Rome for three years; in fact, his last dated painting is from 1678. He was in Venice when he died in 1678. Some of his pastoral scenes from the 1650s are set in the Dutch countryside – other works from this period are set in Italianate landscapes, warmly lit, and often with peasant genre scenes in the foreground. Dujardin began etching in the 1650s, primarily landscapes and animals; about fifty etchings have been attributed to him. He was also an excellent portraitist and his large religious pictures show that he was familiar with the pictorial ideas of Italian Baroque art. Like so many of the 17th-century Dutch artists who made the journey to Italy, Dujardin was a Catholic. By 1659 Dujardin was living in Amsterdam, where he stayed for the next fifteen years. During this time he executed portraits, religious scenes, allegories and large history paintings in addition to Italianate landscapes.

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DUJARDIN, Karel (attributed to), b. The Netherlands, ca. 1622 - 1678, and Karel Dujardin was a Dutch Golden Age painter. Although he did a few portraits and a few history paintings of religious subjects, most of his work is small Italianate landscape scenes with animals and peasants, and other genre scenes. Dujardin spent two extended periods, at the beginning and end of his career, in Italy, and most of his paintings and landscape etchings have an Italian or Italianate setting. After supposedly training with Nicolaes Berchem, the young Dujardin went to Italy, and joined the Bentvueghels group of painters in Rome, among whom he was known as "Barba di Becco", "goat-beard", or Bokkebaart. Here he encountered his first artistic successes. He painted in Rome for three years; in fact, his last dated painting is from 1678. He was in Venice when he died in 1678. Some of his pastoral scenes from the 1650s are set in the Dutch countryside – other works from this period are set in Italianate landscapes, warmly lit, and often with peasant genre scenes in the foreground. Dujardin began etching in the 1650s, primarily landscapes and animals; about fifty etchings have been attributed to him. He was also an excellent portraitist and his large religious pictures show that he was familiar with the pictorial ideas of Italian Baroque art. Like so many of the 17th-century Dutch artists who made the journey to Italy, Dujardin was a Catholic. By 1659 Dujardin was living in Amsterdam, where he stayed for the next fifteen years. During this time he executed portraits, religious scenes, allegories and large history paintings in addition to Italianate landscapes., “DUJARDIN, Karel (attributed to),” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 25, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/3739.