Jacob Jordaens

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Jacob Jordaens was a Flemish painter and engraver born May 19, 1593 in Antwerp, where he died October 18, 1678.

From the time of Peter Paul Rubens's death in 1640 until 1660, Jacob Jordaens was in greater demand than any other artist in northern Europe. He remained Antwerp's leading figure painter until his death. Unlike most of his contemporaries, Jordaens never went to Italy; he was born and lived his whole life in Antwerp, where he and his friend Rubens shared the same teacher.

In the 1620s Jordaens built a flourishing studio while also frequently assisting Rubens. His style is based on Rubens's exuberance, with stronger chiaroscuro and thicker impasto. Despite converting from Catholicism to Calvinism in mid-life, Jordaens received numerous commissions for Catholic churches. A masterful technician, Jordaens' prolific output includes altarpieces, portraits, genre, and mythological scenes. He also produced watercolors, tapestry designs, and engravings. His late works include large genre scenes of drinking parties.

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A Satyr

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In Greek mythology, satyrs – half-men and half-goats – were said to live in the woods and mountains. In 17th-century literature, they dwelt in the pastoral paradise of Arcadia, where one could lead a carefree life. The satyr here is presented as a shepherd of goats and sheep. He looks up from playing his flute to smile at the viewer. 1630-1635,...
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Christ Carrying the Cross

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In the middle Christ with the cross on the shoulders. At left Simon of Cyrene, at right Veronica, Mary and John. On either side of Christ, the two killers, and priests on horseback. The procession is accompanied by Roman soldiers. The painting was made for the church of St. Francis Xavier (De Krijtberg) on the Singel in Amsterdam. 1657, Rijksmuseum,...
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Marsyas mistreated by the muses

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Against a hill a muse cut the hair of the bound Marsyas, his flute and staff lie on the ground. Other naked muses and nymphs watch, upstairs is Apollo. Goats can be seen at left and right. c. 1630-1640, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
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The Family of the Artist

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The picture shows the painter himself with his wife Catharina van Noort, his eldest daughter Elizabeth and a maid. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid
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The Meeting of Odysseus and Nausicaa

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Jordaens was one of the most renowned and versatile Antwerp painters. Here he illustrates an episode from Homer’s Odyssey. Odysseus, naked and exhausted after being shipwrecked, frightens the princess Nausicaa and her entourage of maidens. Her father eventually helps him to return home to his own kingdom. c. 1630-1640, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
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