31 dic. 2010

Quirin Van Brekelenkam

(¿1622-1668?)

Se cree que nació en Zwammerdam hacia 1622. Se desconoce cuando adoptó el sobrenombre de Brekelenkam. Perteneció y fue uno de los fundadores de la escuela de Leiden. Parece que en algún momento tuvo problemas económicos ya que hay evidencias de que se le demandó por no pagar sus deudas. Es conocido por sus escenas de personajes enfrascados en labores domésticas (cocinando, limpiando, cosiendo, cuidando niños.

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Was born probably in Zwammerdam shortly after 1622,  the son of Gerrit Andersz de Plutter and his wife Magdelena Crijnendr. It is not known when the artist adopted the surname "Brekelenkam." He was one of the founding members of the Leiden Guild of St. Luke in 1648. Documentary evidence suggests that the artist was not well off financially, and he was sued several times for failure to pay his debts. His last dated painting is from 1668, and it is believed that he died in this year or shortly after. Brekelenkam is perhaps best known for his genre scenes of artisans' workshops and domestic interiors.





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