Cornelis van Poelenburgh

Also known asCornelis Van Poelenburch
Born1594 (Utrecht, Netherlands)
DiedAugust 12, 1667 (Utrecht, Netherlands)

Paintings of Cornelis van Poelenburgh

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Cornelius Van Poelenburg, the Dutch artist of Dutch Golden Age, was a landscape painter with subjects of mythology or religious subjects. Rest on the flight into Egypt is an important event during the time, when Jesus was an infant and was dependent on mother Mary and father Joseph. When the king Herod decreed to kill all the infants in the kingdom, an angel came in the dream of Joseph and told him to flee to Egypt with Mary and Jesus. Joseph did the same. Like artists from Caravaggio to the late middle ages artist Giotto di Bondone and many others have done before, Cornelius has depicted the same journey through his imagination. In the painting, Mother Mary is sitting on a stone with infant Jesus […]


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