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The Peasant Family (detail)

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Material Information

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

Subjects

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

Notes

Summary:
It is still not known precisely which of the three Le Nain brothers (most probably Louis or Antoine) was the author of a series of paintings with peasant subjects. The series is prominent among Western art of the genre, for its exceptional quality and solemnity, its muted colours and the austere dignity of the figures, fixed in their attentive, stilled poses. This scene, the largest of the series, has the universality of a classical text. Wine and bread are given a emphasis that is redolent with symbolism. The Louvre has two paintings depicting peasant families by Le Nain, one of them is an austere and virile work. This one, however, strikes a note of profound intimacy, a warmth of spirit, like the atmosphere of a domestic festivity.

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-MFF1436
usfldc handle - a1.mff1436
System ID:
SFS0034890:00001

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Closeup-woman with jug