Hendrick Jansz ter Brugghen, 1588-1629, was a Dutch painter, and a leading member of Dutch Caravaggisti. The artist's favourite subjects were half-length figures of drinkers or musicians, but he also produced larger-scale religious artworks and group portraits
. Hendrick ter Brugghen paintings have a strong dramatic use of light and shadow, as well as emotionally charged subjects. Even though he died young, ter Brugghen oil painting was well received and had great influence on other masters including Rembrandt
, Frans Hals
and Johannes Vermeer
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