Art and Art History Collection (Saskia)

The Peasant Family Family of Country People

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Saskia, Ltd., Cultural Documentation

Abstract

The general harmony of greys and browns is in keeping with the spirit of austerity reigning in French painting in the time of Louis XIII. Unlike the Flemings, who made their scenes of rustic life an occasion for depicting the unleashing of the coarsest sensual instincts, Louis Le Nain saw in the peasant soul a profound gravity, even solemnity; the expression of a life of toil whose hard realities have bestowed on it a sense of its own dignity. The paint quality is flowing and rich, with touches of impasto used not simply for effect, as in the work of Frans Hals, but giving proof of a sensitive brush, searching out the modelling with attention and feeling.

Keywords

Paris, France, Style: French Baroque, School: Baroque, Movement: Baroque, French, Painting;

Subject: topical

Style: French Baroque; School: Baroque; Movement: Baroque; French; Painting;

Subject: geographic

Paris, France

Time Period

Ca. 1640

Type

StillImage

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Genre

Pictures

Holding Location

University of South Florida

Collection

Art and Art History (Saskia)

Identifier

A01-MFF1435

The Peasant Family Family of Country People

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