Adriaen van Ostade (1610 - 1685) dutch painter, engraver. During the first years of his career, Ostade tended toward the same exaggeration ...

Adriaen van Ostade

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Adriaen van Ostade (1610 - 1685) dutch painter, engraver. During the first years of his career, Ostade tended toward the same exaggeration and frolic as his comrade, though he is distinguished from his rival by a more general use of light and shade, especially a greater concentration of light on a small surface in contrast with a broad expanse of gloom.

A man selling spectacles to a woman at her door, 1647-52
etching, paper
104 × 90 mm




Two elderly women gossiping in a village street, 1648-54
etching, paper
104 × 91 mm


A man and a woman walking together, 1647
etching, paper
80 × 60 mm


An organ-grinder, 1647
etching, paper
112 × 95 mm


The enterior of a barn, 1647
etching, paper
158 × 193 mm


A baker blowing a horn, 1648
etching, paper
103 × 88 mm


A man seated at a table, 1652 c.
etching, paper
70 × 54 mm

Three men around a table, 1653
etching, paper
101 × 85 mm


Images source: www.britishmuseum.org

1 comment:

  1. Love his use of light and shades. What do you think of the Interior of a cavern?

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