Klaas Muller is pleased to present a highlight that will be unveiled at BRAFA 2023.
Highlight Jacob Jordaens BRAFA 2023_Klaas Muller
Jacob Jordaens (Antwerp, 1593-1678), Study of an Evangelist, 17th century, Oil on panel, 65 x 49 cm. Jacob (Jacques) Jordaens, together with Pieter Paul Rubens and Anthoon Van Dyck, belonged to the ‘big 3’ of Flemish 17th century painting. Unlike Rubens and Van Dyck, Jordaens never visited Italy: apart from a few trips to the Northern Netherlands, the master remained in Antwerp all his life. He was the son-in-law of the painter Adam Van Noort and, in addition to being a painter, a successful businessman. Jordaens, who was much influenced by Rubens, nevertheless developed his own style that is quite characteristic and recognizable: on the one hand realistic with a Caravaggistic touch and at the same time monumental and quite expressive as the example here.