Theodoor van Loon

BOZAR, Brussels


A Caravaggist Painter between Rome and Brussels

Theodor van Loon (1581/82–1649) was one of the first painters from the Southern Netherlands to have been inspired by the example of Caravaggio. He became one of the most prominent painters of his day, producing important commissions for the court of Archdukes Albert and Isabella, as well as for numerous religious orders in Brussels and its environs. However, his reputation has since waned. This exhibition, co-produced with MNHA Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art Luxembourg, brings together around 50 works, including loans from the Louvre, the Uffizi, and the Kunstmuseum Basel, by van Loon and his contemporaries. Find out more about the Theodoor van Loon exhibition from BOZAR’s website.

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Pietà, Theodoor van Loon

Pietà (n.d.), Theodoor van Loon. Photo: © MNHA. Tom Lucas; courtesy Musée national d’histoire et d’art Luxembourg

Adoration of the Magi, Theodoor van Loon

Adoration of the Magi (n.d), Theodoor van Loon. © Liechtenstein, The Princely Collections, Vaduz–Vienna

The Assumption of the Virgin Mary, Theodoor van Loon

The Assumption of the Virgin Mary (n.d.), Theodoor van Loon. Photo: Freya Maes; © Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels

The Adoration of the Shepherds, Theodoor van Loon

The Adoration of the Shepherds (n.d.), Theodoor van Loon. Photo: © David Lainé, IPARC

Suffer the Little Children to Come unto Me, Theodoor van Loon

Suffer the Little Children to Come unto Me (n.d.), Thedoor van Loon. Photo: © KIK-IRPA, Bruxelles

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