Nationality

Dutch

Artist Dates

1606-1685

Title of Work

The Barn

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Date of Work

1647

Medium

etching

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Displayed

Location

UND Art Collections Gallery at the Empire Arts Center

Additional Information

A contemporary of Rembrandt, the Baroque painter and etcher Adriaen van Ostade was a student of Franz Hals (1582-1666 ) and spent most of his career in Haarlem, Holland. Ostade was well known for his scenes of peasant life. In this interior view, however, the human presence is less significant and placed in the background. Instead, the focus is on expressively lit descriptive details and rich textural effects of inanimate objects and chickens within the barn.

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