German painter born in Cologne from May 5, 1552 and died at Prague April 4, 1615. He received his first training in his native country, but he spent long periods of his life in Venice, Rome and Florence, cities that came into contact with the Mannerist current that were being developed in them. The figurative culture of this late Mannerism along with ways to make of Bartolomé Spranger were the basic components of his art. Next to this last painter worked in the important cultural center in Prague, under the reign of Rodolfo II, performing mainly mythological subjects and portraits. Among all his production stands out the gracious couple work, preserved in Vienna.
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