martes, 16 de diciembre de 2008

The Milkmaid

Produced transparent colours by applying paint to the canvas in loosely granular layers, a technique called pointillé (not to be confused with pointillism).

Painted mostly domestic interior scenes. His works are largely genre pieces and portraits, with the exception of two cityscapes.
His subjects offer a cross-section of seventeenth century Dutch society, ranging from the portrayal of a simple milkmaid at work, to the luxury and splendour of rich notables and merchantmen in their roomy houses. Religious and scientific connotations can be found in his works.

1 comentario:

Javier dijo...

Every time I like more the relation between music and painting. It makes me feel immensly in this feeling with which I manage to overcome the spiritual bases that dominate my vision of the world.