Johann Liss

Also called Jan Lys, (c. 1590 or 1597 - 1627 or 1631) was a leading German Baroque painter of the 17th century, active mainly in Venice. Liss was born in Oldenburg (Holstein) in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. After an initial education in his home state, he continued his studies, according to Houbraken, with Hendrick Goltzius in Haarlem and Amsterdam. Around 1620 he travelled through Paris to Venice. He moved to Rome around 1620?C1622, and his first works there were influenced by the style of Caravaggio. Although his earlier work was concerned with the contrasts of light and shadow, his final move to Venice in the early 1620s modified his style and gave impetus to brilliant color and a spirited treatment of the painted surface.In 1627, he was created an admired large altarpiece, the Inspiration of Saint Jerome in San Nicole da Tolentino. His loose brushstrokes seem precursor to rococo styles of Guardi brothers.This final style, along with that of other "foreign" painters residing in Venice, Domenico Fetti and Bernardo Strozzi, represent the first inroads of Baroque style into the republic. Liss fled to Verona to escape the Plague spreading in Venice, but succumbed there prematurely in 1629. According to Houbraken, he worked day and night on his paintings, so that Joachim von Sandrart felt that his health was at risk and urged him to join him in Rome

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Johann Liss Death of Cleopatra oil painting


Death of Cleopatra
Painting ID::  70568
Artist: Johann Liss
Painting: Death of Cleopatra
Introduction: Oil on canvas Dimensions
   
   
     

Johann Liss Morraspiel im Freien oil painting


Morraspiel im Freien
Painting ID::  70623
Artist: Johann Liss
Painting: Morraspiel im Freien
Introduction: c. 1622 Oil on canvas 74 ?? 54 cm (29.13 ?? 21.26 in)
   
   
     

Johann Liss Sturz des Phaeton oil painting


Sturz des Phaeton
Painting ID::  71423
Artist: Johann Liss
Painting: Sturz des Phaeton
Introduction: Sturz des Phaeton
   
   
     

Johann Liss Death of Cleopatra oil painting


Death of Cleopatra
Painting ID::  72557
Artist: Johann Liss
Painting: Death of Cleopatra
Introduction: 1622-24 Oil on canvas 97,5 X 85,5 cm cjr
   
   
     

Johann Liss Gastmahl der Ester Detail oil painting


Gastmahl der Ester Detail
Painting ID::  73090
Artist: Johann Liss
Painting: Gastmahl der Ester Detail
Introduction: Date 1660-1700 Medium Oil on canvas cyf
   
   
     

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     Also called Jan Lys, (c. 1590 or 1597 - 1627 or 1631) was a leading German Baroque painter of the 17th century, active mainly in Venice. Liss was born in Oldenburg (Holstein) in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. After an initial education in his home state, he continued his studies, according to Houbraken, with Hendrick Goltzius in Haarlem and Amsterdam. Around 1620 he travelled through Paris to Venice. He moved to Rome around 1620?C1622, and his first works there were influenced by the style of Caravaggio. Although his earlier work was concerned with the contrasts of light and shadow, his final move to Venice in the early 1620s modified his style and gave impetus to brilliant color and a spirited treatment of the painted surface.In 1627, he was created an admired large altarpiece, the Inspiration of Saint Jerome in San Nicole da Tolentino. His loose brushstrokes seem precursor to rococo styles of Guardi brothers.This final style, along with that of other "foreign" painters residing in Venice, Domenico Fetti and Bernardo Strozzi, represent the first inroads of Baroque style into the republic. Liss fled to Verona to escape the Plague spreading in Venice, but succumbed there prematurely in 1629. According to Houbraken, he worked day and night on his paintings, so that Joachim von Sandrart felt that his health was at risk and urged him to join him in Rome