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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.



 


In the Tavern

Oil on wood, 36 x 27 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich


 

 


The Pancake Baker
mid 1620s
oil on panel
Philadelphia Museum of Art
 

 

The Smokers
1627
oil on panel
private collection


 

Das Schlachtfest
ca.1630


 

Die Rauferei
ca.1630-1640
 

Kartenspielende Bauern in einer Schenke
1640


 

Portrat von Jan de Dood


 

Youth Making a Face


 

Dune Landscape by Moonlight


 

Escena aldeana con hombres bebiendo


 

El peinado


 

Escena de Taberna


 

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