Baburen, Dirck van

▪ Dutch painter
original name  Theodor Baburen,  Theodor also spelled  Theodoor 
born c. 1595, Utrecht, Neth.
died Feb. 21, 1624, Utrecht

      Dutch painter who was a leading member of the Utrecht school, which was influenced by the dramatic chiaroscuro style of the Italian painter Caravaggio.

      After studying painting with a portraitist and history painter in Utrecht, Baburen traveled to Rome about 1612. His most important Italian commission was the decoration of a chapel in the Church of San Pietro in Montorio, Rome (1615–20), which included his “Entombment” (1617).

      In 1620 Baburen returned to Utrecht, where he shared a studio with Hendrick Terbrugghen in about 1622–23. The influence of Caravaggio may be seen in his “Christ Crowned with Thorns” (c. 1621–22), based on a lost painting by the master. Baburen was especially fond of genre scenes (subjects from everyday life), such as “The Procuress” (1622; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston). A certain coarseness in conception, irregular compositional rhythms, and less atmospheric quality distinguish Baburen's art from that of his greater contemporaries, but his manner of painting can be said to be broad and forceful.

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