Baroque and Rococo

 

Baroque and Rococo Art Map





Frans Hals






 

Frans Hals

(b Antwerp, 1581–5; d Haarlem, 29 Aug 1666).

In the field of group portraiture his work is equalled only by that of Rembrandt. Hals’s portraits, both individual and group, have an immediacy and brilliance that bring his sitters to life in a way previously unknown in the Netherlands. This effect, achieved by strong Baroque designs and the innovative use of loose brushstrokes to depict light on form, was not to the taste of critics in the 18th century and the early 19th, when his work was characterized as lazy and unfinished. However, with the rise of Realism and, later, Impressionism, Hals was hailed as a modern painter before his time. Since then his works have always been popular.


 


Jacobus Zaffius

1611
Oil on panel, 54,5 x 41,5 cm
Frans Halsmuseum, Haarlem
 

 

 


Portrait of a Man Holding a Skull

c. 1611
Oil on panel, 94 x 72,5 cm
Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham

 


Portrait of a Woman

c. 1611
Oil on panel, 94,2 x 71,1 cm
Chatsworth House, Devonshire


 

Shrovetide Revellers

c. 1615
Oil on canvas
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York


 

Pieter Cornelisz van der Morsch

1616
Oil on panel transferred to canvas, 88,1 69,5 cm
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh


 

Banquet of the Officers of the St George Civic Guard

1616
Oil on canvas, 175 x 324 cm
Frans Halsmuseum, Haarlem


 

Theodorus Schrevelius

1617
Oil on copper set into a wooden panel, 15,5 x 12 cm
Musée d'État, Luxembourg (on loan)


 

Paulus van Beresteyn

c. 1620
Oil on canvas, 137,1 x 104 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


 

Catharina Both van der Eem

c. 1620
Oil on canvas, 137,2 x 99,8 cm
Musée du Louvre, Paris


 

The Rommel Pot Player

1618-22
Oil on canvas, 106 x 80,3 cm
Kimbell Art Museum, Forth Worth


 

Catharina Hooft with her Nurse

1619-20
Oil on canvas, 68 x 65 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

 

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