Violin Player with a Wine Glass by Dirck van Baburen was created in 1923. The painting is in The Cleveland Museum of Art. The size of the work is 80,4 x 67,1 cm and is made as an oil on canvas.
Baburen, a native of Utrecht, was among the first to introduce Caravaggio’s revolutionary style to the Netherlands. Half-length figures positioned close to the picture plane project a lively spontaneity. This musician’s loose, colorful dress marks him as a figure at the edges of society, unbound by behavioral norms—associations enhanced by his bold gaze, unshaven face, and cheeky grin complete with broken tooth… (read more in The Cleveland Museum of Art)
About the Artist: Dutch Baroque painter Dirck van Baburen was born in Wijk bij Duurstede in 1595. His father was a Jasper van, Utrecht council. In 1611, he started taking painting lessons from Paulus Moreelse, a painter of portraits and historical subjects. Probably in later years he became an apprentice of the painter. In 1612 he went to Rome and was influenced by Caravaggio’s dramatic shadowing and the use of light. From 1615 to 1620 he worked for the church of San Pietro in Montorio in Rome. In 1619 he became a member of the spiritual council of Andrea della Fratte… Read more