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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.
Paris, France, Style: French Baroque, School: Baroque, Movement: Baroque, French, Painting;
Style: French Baroque; School: Baroque; Movement: Baroque; French; Painting;
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Unknown, "The Peasant Family Family of Country People" (2022). Art and Art History Collection (Saskia). 2415.