The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius on your wall
Would you like a beautiful and impressive piece of art by Carel Fabritius your wall? Have a look at his paintings and choose your favorite painting in your own desired size.
- high quality print and material
- including frame
- the textile prints are exchangable
- available in different sizes
- price includes frame and textile. Shipping costs and import duties are not included
The painting: The Goldfinch 1654
Original: oil paint on panel 22.8 x 33.5 cm wxh
The Puttertje, or goldfinch, is one of the most famous birds in art history. The bird can be recognized by the red mask on its head and the bright yellow stripes on its wings. In the 17th century the Goldfinch was kept as a pet with a chain on its paw and could be taught to draw water from the water basin. Hence the name Goldfinch When Carel saw this, he wanted to record it in a painting. Carel painted the bird against a pale white wall so that he could also use the shade.
The Goldfinch is intended as an eye fraudster. Just like real. Yet Fabritius did not work at all ‘photographically’. Up close you can even see how he did it: intuitively, with keys, sweepers, thin and thickly applied, splotches and ridges, a scratch in the paint. The influence of Rembrandt is recognizable in the freedom of painting, as Carel Fabritius was apprenticed to Rembrandt van Rijn around 1642/1643.
During an explosion of the Delft House of gunpower, Carel’s house and studio were hit and both burned down. Carel Fabritius even died died from his injuries. There is a suspicion that small dents, discovered during a restoration, in the masterpiece The Goldfinch come from the grit/gunpower impact of this explosion.
The Goldfinch is one of the smallest paintings and came to the attention of the public after the publication of the book by the American writer Donna Tartt called “the Goldfinch”.
The Goldfinch can be seen in the Mauritshuis / The Hague / The Netherlands