Pieter De Hooch - Interior Of A Dutch House, C 1680

Pieter de Hooch (1629-1684)

Pieter de Hooch (Hooch also spelled Hoogh or Hooghe) was a Dutch Golden Age painter famous for his genre works of quiet domestic scenes with an open doorway. He was a contemporary of Jan Vermeer in the Delft Guild of St. Luke, with whom his work shares themes and style.interior scenes De Hooch was born in Rotterdam to Hendrick ... More

William Holman Hunt - Nazareth, 1861

William Holman Hunt (1827-1910)

William Holman Hunt was an English painter and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His paintings were notable for their great attention to detail, vivid color, and elaborate symbolism. These features were influenced by the writings of John Ruskin and Thomas Carlyle, according to whom the world itself should be read as a ... More

Rembrandt Van Rijn - The Nightwatch

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669)

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was a Dutch draughtsman, painter, and printmaker. An innovative and prolific master in three media, he is generally considered one of the greatest visual artists in the history of art and the most important in Dutch art history. Unlike most Dutch masters of the 17th century, Rembrandt's works depict a wide ... More

Gustave Caillebotte - Skiffs, 1877

Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) part II

Caillebotte painted many domestic and familial scenes, interiors, and portraits. Many of his paintings depict members of his family. There are scenes of dining, card playing, piano playing, reading, and sewing, all executed in an intimate, unobtrusive manner that portrays the quiet ritual of upper-class indoor life. His country scenes at ... More

Gustave Caillebotte - Fields, Study In Yellow And Green - 1884

Gustave Caillebotte (1848-1894) part I

Gustave Caillebotte was a French painter, member and patron of the artists known as Impressionists, although he painted in a much more realistic manner than many others in the group. Caillebotte was noted for his early interest in photography as an art form. Gustave Caillebotte was born on 19 August 1848 to an upper-class Parisian ... More

Otto Van Veen - The Batavians Surround The Romans At Vetera, 1600 - 1613

Otto van Veen (1556-1629)

Otto van Veen, also known by his Latinized name Otto Venius or Octavius Vaenius, was a painter, draughtsman, and humanist active primarily in Antwerp and Brussels in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century. He is known for running a large studio in Antwerp, producing several emblem books, and for being, from 1594 or 1595 until ... More

Cats Fighting In A Larder

Cornelis de Vos (1584-1651)

Cornelis de Vos was a Flemish painter, draughtsman and art dealer. He was one of the leading portrait painters in Antwerp and is best known for his sensitive portraits, in particular of children and families. He was also successful in other genres including history, religious and genre painting. He was a regular collaborator with Rubens. ... More

Willem Van Aelst - Still Life (37)

Willem van Aelst (1627-1683)

Willem van Aelst was a Dutch Golden Age artist who specialized in still-life painting with flowers or game. Van Aelst was born in Delft to a family of prominent city magistrates. He learned to paint from his uncle, the still-life painter Evert van Aelst. On 9 November 1643 he enrolled as a master of the Guild of Saint Luke at Delft. B... More

Adriaen Brouwer - Farmers At The Meal

Adriaen Brouwer (1605-1638)

Adriaen Brouwer was a Flemish painter active in Flanders and the Dutch Republic in the first half of the 17th century. Brouwer was an important innovator of genre painting through his vivid depictions of peasants, soldiers and other 'lower class' individuals engaged in drinking, smoking, card or dice playing, fighting, music making etc. ... More

Eugene Delacroix - 1827-28 - The Death Of Sardanapal

Eugène Delacroix (1798-1863)

Ferdinand Victor Eugène Delacroix was a French Romantic artist regarded from the outset of his career as the leader of the French Romantic school. As a painter and muralist, Delacroix's use of expressive brushstrokes and his study of the optical effects of colour profoundly shaped the work of the Impressionists, while his passion for ... More