Abraham Janssens
van Nuyssen (ca. 1567/1576 - 1632) was a Flemish Baroque painter. He was born at Antwerp, in a year variously reported between 1567 and 1576. He studied under Jan Snellinck, was a master in 1602, and in 1607 was dean of the master-painters. He died in the city of his birth. Till the appearance of Rubens he was considered perhaps the best historical painter of his time. The styles of the two artists are not unalike. In correctness of drawing Janssens excelled his great contemporary; in bold composition and in treatment of the nude he equalled him; but in faculty of color and in general freedom of disposition and touch he fell far short. A master of chiaroscuro, he gratified his taste for strong contrasts of light and shade in his torchlights and similar effects. Good examples of this master are to be seen in the Antwerp museum and the Vienna gallery. The stories of his jealousy of Rubens and of his dissolute life are quite unfounded. His students include Gerard Seghers and Theodoor Rombouts.

 

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Abraham Janssens Das Gesicht oil painting   

Painting ID::  73658
Abraham Janssens
Das Gesicht
Das Gesicht (wohl aus einer Serie mit Allegorien der fXnf Sinne), Öl auf Leinwand, 117 x 93 cm cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Abraham Janssens Das Gesicht oil painting   

Painting ID::  75237
Abraham Janssens
Das Gesicht
Öl auf Leinwand, 117 x 93 cm Date 16th/17th century cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Abraham Janssens The Lamentation of Christ . oil painting   

Painting ID::  84429
Abraham Janssens
The Lamentation of Christ .
Date ca. 1624(1624) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 155 x 180.5 cm (61 x 71.1 in) cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Abraham Janssens The Lamentation of Christ oil painting   

Painting ID::  88300
Abraham Janssens
The Lamentation of Christ
c. 1624(1624) Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 155 x 180.5 cm (61 x 71.1 in) cyf

   
   
     

 

 

Abraham Janssens Scaldis und Antwerpia oil painting   

Painting ID::  89239
Abraham Janssens
Scaldis und Antwerpia
1609 Medium oil on wood Dimensions Deutsch: 174 x 308 cm cjr

   
   
     

 

 

Abraham Janssens Ecce Homo oil painting   

Painting ID::  91065
Abraham Janssens
Ecce Homo
1612-1613 Medium oil on panel Dimensions 126 x 96 cm (49.6 x 37.8 in) cyf

   
   
     

 

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Abraham Janssens
van Nuyssen (ca. 1567/1576 - 1632) was a Flemish Baroque painter. He was born at Antwerp, in a year variously reported between 1567 and 1576. He studied under Jan Snellinck, was a master in 1602, and in 1607 was dean of the master-painters. He died in the city of his birth. Till the appearance of Rubens he was considered perhaps the best historical painter of his time. The styles of the two artists are not unalike. In correctness of drawing Janssens excelled his great contemporary; in bold composition and in treatment of the nude he equalled him; but in faculty of color and in general freedom of disposition and touch he fell far short. A master of chiaroscuro, he gratified his taste for strong contrasts of light and shade in his torchlights and similar effects. Good examples of this master are to be seen in the Antwerp museum and the Vienna gallery. The stories of his jealousy of Rubens and of his dissolute life are quite unfounded. His students include Gerard Seghers and Theodoor Rombouts.