Young Man Singing, Dirck van Baburen
Dirck van Baburen
Young Man Singing
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Dirck van Baburen

Young Man Singing, 1622


Dimensions
71.0 x 58.8 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
2242
Acquisition
Acquired in 2007 with funds provided by Hessische Kulturstiftung, Kulturstiftung der Länder and Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V. Joint property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
On display

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About the Work

Executed immediately after van Baburen’s return from Rome, this painting is a masterpiece of northern European Caravaggism. The influence of the great Italian Baroque painter Caravaggio can be seen in the close-up view (the music book seems to protrude right into the viewer’s space), the cleverly chosen picture detail, the subject’s expressive pose and physiognomy, the costume, which is reminiscent of a theatrical character of the day, and the lighting, as powerful as it is sophisticated. This work is one of the earliest examples of the Netherlandish genre of half-length figures of musicians.

Audio & Video

  • 01:15
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  • 02:20
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  • 02:26
    Focus on cultural history
  • Kunst|Stück – Dirck van Baburen: Singender junger Mann
    Sammlungshighlights des Städel Museums in unterhaltsamen und informativen Filmen – das sind die Kunst|Stücke. Entdecken Sie spannende Details zu Kunstwerken aus ungewöhnlichen Blickwinkeln in unter zwei Minuten. Dirck van Baburen: Singender junger Mann, 1622, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main. https://sammlung.staedelmuseum.de/de/werk/singender-junger-mann#yt

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
Young Man Singing
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert und datiert auf dem Notenblatt: D. Baburen fecit An(n)o 1622

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 2007 with funds provided by Hessische Kulturstiftung, Kulturstiftung der Länder and Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V. Joint property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

Work Content

Motifs and References

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Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 61B111(+53) anonymous historical person portrayed alone (+ half-length portrait)
  • 48C75511 male singer
  • 48C74 notation of music
Secondary

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15.05.2019