Johannes Moreelse

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Johannes Moreelse, Democritus and Heraclitus

Johannes Paulus Moreelse, or Johan Pauwelszon Moreelse (c. 1603 - October 1634), was a Dutch baroque painter belonging to the school of Utrecht Caravaggism during the Dutch Golden Age.

Moreelse was born in Utrecht, Holland. His father, Paulus Moreelse, was at that time a famous portrait painter.[1][2] Little is known about his life. Johan Moreelse studied in Utrecht, in the studio of his father, and then in Rome (1627), where he was appointed into a papal knight order.[1] Moreelse died in his home town during a plague epidemic. His small number of known works were only assigned to him in the 1970s.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fremantle, Katharine (October 1974). "The Identity of Johan Moreelse, Painter". The Burlington Magazine 116 (859): 618–620. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Nicolson, Benedict (October 1974). "Additions to Johan Moreelse". The Burlington Magazine 116 (859): 618+620–621+623. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • B. Nicolson, Caravaggism in Europe, Oxford (1979), 2nd ed., dl. I, pp. 150–151
  • J. A. Spicer [e.a.], cat. tent. Masters of Light. Dutch painters in Utrecht during the Golden Age, Baltimore (The Walkers Art Gallery), San Francisco (Fine Arts Museum), London (The National Gallery) (1997–1998), pp. 385–386