Netherlands important center of art in mid century

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Unformatted text preview: any scene, lively • - Tulip, 1643 o was probably a commission o didn’t paint much after she got married, just did this one, was busy managing workshop, seems to have given up art o tulips introduced from Turkey, and people became obsessed with growing tulips and painting them • • Jan Miense Molenaer, Brouwer, van Ostade • - was the husband of Leyster o prominent genre painter from Haarlem o loved bright colors, he also painted similar to Hals - Molenaer, Merry Company, 1633 o may be an allegory scene for marriage or a portrait • - Molenaer, Five Senses, 1648 o low- life scenes, scenes of peasants gritty Jan Brueghel the Elder did some of these o high- life scenes (merry company) originate in Flanders Vinckboons did lots of these (Kermis, 1605) • • • • • • • • • • 1640s • 1631 - Adriaen Brouwer, The Pancake Baker, 1620s; Tavern Interior, 1620s o grows up between Netherlands and Flanders (?) o did lots of low- life scenes o draws figures as really coarse, poor, smoking - Adriaen Brouwer, Fight Over Cards, 1631- 5 - Adriaen van Ostade, Interior with Drinking Figures and Crying Children o features of figures distorted (bulbous nose indicative of drunk people), drinkers and crying figures - van Ostade, Cottage Interior, 1668 o colors more muted, mellow quiet scene, very domestic o no real precedent for this type of scene - van Ostade, Peasants in an Inn, 1662 o mellower, less ruckus, people seem more respectable - van Ostade’s style gets more subdued, and subject matter gets more gentile o peasants stayed peasants, no upward mobility, but the overall position of peasants was that they were better off o on the whole, the Dutch Republic was developing more refined taste in art...
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