All Michael Sweerts 's Paintings
The Painting Names Are Sorted From A to Z

Choice ID Image  Paintings (From A to Z)       Details 
95712 Muchacho con turbante y un ramillete de flores  Muchacho con turbante y un ramillete de flores   1650-1660 Medium oil on canvas Dimensions 76,4 x 61,8 cm. cyf
3710 Penitent Reading in a Room  Penitent Reading in a Room  
3708 Seated Man with a Youth and a Servant in an Interior  Seated Man with a Youth and a Servant in an Interior  
3709 The Plague in an Ancient City  The Plague in an Ancient City  
20534 The Young Man and the Procuress (mk05)  The Young Man and the Procuress (mk05)   Canvas,7 1/2 x 10 1/2''(19 x 27 cm)Acquired in 1967

Michael Sweerts
Flemish 1618-1664 Michiel Sweerts (September 29, 1618 - 1664), also known as Michael Sweerts, was a Flemish painter of the Baroque period, active in Rome (1645-1656) in the style of the Bamboccianti. The Bamboccianti were known for depicting genre scenes of daily life. Born in Brussels, he arrived in Rome in the mid 1640s, and rapidly moved into the circle of Flemish painters that had arrayed around Pieter van Laer, and that resided near Santa Maria del Popolo. In 1647, he attended meetings of the Accademia di San Luca, although not as a member. By 1659, he had returned to Brussels, where he joined the painter's guild. He appears to have become mentally unstable in his last years. In Amsterdam, he joined the Jesuits as a "lay Brother" rather than a priest, and sailed from Marsaille to the East with a missionary group. Travelling to Jerusalem, and from there to Goa, where after causing tribulations to those around him, he died. Sweerts is an enigmatic and difficult artist to categorize, since he seems to have absorbed a variety of influences to create an eclectic hybrid that can be described as a Netherlandish genre adaptation of an early tenebrist styles: a blend of Vermeer's genre of painting and Caravaggio-influenced full bodied figures.

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