|Dates||about 1534 - about 1574|
Joachim Beuckelaer's specialties--small
Beuckelaer sometimes placed scenes in idealized townscapes, but he also created richly peopled wooded landscapes and riverbanks, with a strong sensitivity for atmosphere. He had no immediate followers in Antwerp, but his work was popular in northern Italy, inspiring Annibale Carracci to paint market and kitchen scenes. According to contemporary biographers, Beuckelaer flooded the market with inexpensive paintings, which only became valuable after his death. He frequently worked for other artists and probably participated in monumental projects for churches. From the later 1560s, he used canvas rather than panel and concentrated on large formats.