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Jan Steen Grace Before a Meal oil painting


Grace Before a Meal
Painting ID::  3734
Jan Steen
Grace Before a Meal
1660 Sudeley Castle, Gloucestershire

   
   
     

Jan Steen Easy Come, Easy Go oil painting


Easy Come, Easy Go
Painting ID::  3735
Jan Steen
Easy Come, Easy Go
1661 Museum Boymansvan Beuningen, Rotterdam

   
   
     

Jan Steen The Doctor's Visit oil painting


The Doctor's Visit
Painting ID::  3737
Jan Steen
The Doctor's Visit
1663-65 Philadelphia Museum of Art

   
   
     

Jan Steen Rhetoricians at a Window oil painting


Rhetoricians at a Window
Painting ID::  3738
Jan Steen
Rhetoricians at a Window
1662-66 Philadelphia Museum of Art

   
   
     

Jan Steen The Schoolmaster oil painting


The Schoolmaster
Painting ID::  3739
Jan Steen
The Schoolmaster
1663-65 National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

   
   
     

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     Jan Steen
     Dutch Baroque Era Painter, ca.1625-1679 Daily life was Jan Steen's main pictorial theme. Many of the genre scenes he portrayed are lively to the point of chaos and lustfulness, even so much that a Jan Steen household, meaning a messy scene, became a Dutch proverb (een huishouden van Jan Steen). Subtle hints in his paintings seem to suggest that Steen meant to warn the viewer rather than invite him to copy this behaviour. Many of Steen's paintings bear references to old Dutch proverbs or literature. He often used members of his family as models. Jan Steen painted also quite a few self-portraits, in which he showed no tendency of vanity. Steen did not shy from other themes: he painted historical, mythological and religious scenes, portraits, still lifes and natural scenes. His portraits of children are famous. He is also well known for his mastery of light and attention to detail, most notably in textiles. Steen was prolific, producing about 800 paintings, of which roughly 350 survive. Steen's work was valued much by contemporaries and as a result he was reasonably well paid for his work. He did not have any students, but his work proved a source of inspiration for many painters.

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