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Adriaen Brouwer




 



Adriaen Brouwer


born 1605/06, Oudenaarde, Flanders
died January 1638, Antwerp


Brouwer also spelled Brauwer Flemish genre painter who influenced artists in both Flanders and Holland.

Brouwer went to study under Frans Hals in Haarlem about 1621, gained a high reputation in Holland, and returned to the South Netherlands in 1631. There he was arrested and imprisoned by the Spaniards as a spy until September 1633. He then settled in Antwerp. Except for a handful of landscapes, apparently from his last years, all of Brouwer's pictures are of subjects drawn from common life—showing peasants smoking, drinking, or brawling in taverns; quack surgeons operating on grimacing patients; and so on. Most of the pictures are small and painted on panel. The coarseness of his subjects contrasts with the delicacy of his style, which in its mature stage shows an unusual mastery of tonal values.



 


The Bitter Draught

c. 1635
Oil on wood
Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt

 

 


Peasants Smoking and Drinking

c. 1635
Oil on panel, 35 x 26 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich
 

 


Brawling Peasants

Oak, 26,5 x 34,5 cm
Gemaldegalerie, Dresden


 

A Boor Asleep

Oil on wood, 37 x 28 cm
Wallace Collection, London
 
 

The Card Players

Oil on panel, 25 x 39 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp


 

Peasants Fighting

1631-35
Oil on wood, 33 x 49 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich


 

The Operation

Oil on panel, 31,4 x 39,6 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich


 

Seated Drinkers

Oil on oak, 25,5 x 21 cm
Musees Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels


 

Smoking Men

c. 1637
Oil on wood, 46 x 36,5 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

 

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