Genre paintings

Genre paintings depict people in their everyday life: recreation, dance, horse racing, picnics or hunting. Genre paintings developed particularly in Holland in seventeenth century. The three leading 17th-century Dutch masters, Rembrandt, Frans Hals, and Jan Vermeer created genre paintings of unrivalled beauty. Simpler genre painting emerged in later eighteenth century. Genre paintings became hugely popular in Victorian age following success of brilliantly skilled but deeply sentimental work of Wilkie. Genre painting is one of the five genres, or types of painting, established in the seventeenth century.

Feature Paintings by Famous Artists:

The Fountain of Love, Pilgrimage to Cythera, Dance Class at the Opera
Waterloo Bridge, Grey Weather, The Tennis Court Oath, Giverny in Springtime
Camille (The Woman in a Green Dress)
, Summer Scene (Bathers), The Nightwatch
Return of the Prodigal Son, Impression, Sunrise, The Polish Rider
The Naked Maja (Maja Desnuda), Women on a Cafe Terrace in the Evening
Breton Boys Wrestling, Las Hilanderas The Spinners, The Laughing Cavalier
Madonna with a Flower (Madonna Benois), In Bed - The Kiss, Olive Trees with Yellow Sky and Sun
Skull Smoking a Cigarette, Vincent's Bedroom in Arles, La Source
Pyramid of Skulls, Klimt Mother and Child, Madonna of the Rocks





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