LOON, Theodoor, van
(b. ca. 1581, Erkelenz, d. 1667, Leuven)

Martyrdom of St Lambert

1617
Oil on canvas, 250 x 220 cm
Sint-Lambertuskerk, Woluwe-Saint-Lambert

In his mainly religious oeuvre Van Loon owes much to the work of innovative painters who were active in Rome between about 1590 and 1620. His martyrdom of St Lambert has an unmistakably Caravaggist appearance. The composition is clearly related to Caravaggio's Martyrdom of St Matthew and, more generally, reveals interest in his colourful costumes.




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