Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius

I mentioned in a previous blog that my painting of a canary was inspired by the Dutch 17th century artist Carel Fabritius, and here is an image of his fantastic painting. Fabritius was a contemporary of Vermeer and they both lived in Delft. In 1654, the Delft gunpowder magazine exploded, killing a quarter of the town's residents. What a tragedy that Fabritius was one of those killed at the young age of 32, with the loss of many of his works.