Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

Calling of St. Matthew

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Abstract

Terbrugghen was the most important member of the Dutch Utrecht school. He spent ten years in Italy as a young man and he probably met there Caravaggio who exerted a great influence on him. His extant works were executed in Utrecht after returning from Italy. Sometimes he repeated the subjects of Caravaggio, like in the Calling of St. Matthew. Terbrugghen's debt to Caravaggio is seen most clearly in the manner of illumination. The light enters in a broad beam, and as usual in Terbrugghen's work, from the left. However, the quality of the light is original; it is lighter, richer, and more atmospheric than Caravaggio's, which seldom has the brightness or softness of real daylight.

Keywords

Utrecht, Netherlands, Style: Dutch Baroque Era, School: Dutch Utrecht Baroque school, Movement: Baroque, oil paintings --

Subject: topical

Style: Dutch Baroque Era; School: Dutch Utrecht Baroque school; Movement: Baroque; oil paintings --

Subject: geographic

Utrecht, Netherlands

Time Period

1621

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picture

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University of South Florida USF

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Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-MHF0934

Calling of St. Matthew

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