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The Peasant Family

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Material Information

Title:
The Peasant Family
Alternate title:
Family of Country People
Physical Description:
Photograph
Language:
English
Creator:
Le Nain, Louis, 1593-1648; Le Nain, Antoine, 1588-1648
Musee du Louvre. ID=FPL
Publication Date:

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords:
Paris, France
Style: French Baroque
School: Baroque
Movement: Baroque
French
Painting;
Genre:
picture   ( marcgt )

Notes

Summary:
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.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
usfldc doi - A01-MFF1435
usfldc handle - a1.mff1435
System ID:
SFS0034889:00001

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