Adriaen van Ostade
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Ostade, Adriaen van(ä`drēän vän ô`städə), 1610–85, Dutch genre painter, b. Haarlem. Trained in the studio of Frans HalsHals, Frans
, c.1580–1666, Dutch painter of portraits and genre scenes, b. Antwerp. Hals spent most of his life in Haarlem, where he studied with Karel van Mander and became (1610) a member of the city's painters' guild.
..... Click the link for more information. , he was strongly influenced by his fellow student Adriaen BrouwerBrouwer or Brauwer, Adriaen
, c.1606–1638, Flemish painter who worked in Haarlem. He studied with Hals at the same time as did the young Ostade, and the influence of their two styles, as well as that of Rubens, is
..... Click the link for more information. . Van Ostade created good-humored depictions of village and peasant life, in which the figures are lively in expression and action. Later, under the influence of RembrandtRembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn or Ryn
, 1606–69, Dutch painter, etcher, and draftsman, b. Leiden. Rembrandt is acknowledged as the greatest master of the Dutch school.
..... Click the link for more information. , he used a warmer palette and deeper chiaroscuro (high-contrast) effects. His work after 1650 was refined, the color and light skillfully balanced. In addition to his more than 1,000 oils, van Ostade executed about 50 graphic works and supplied figures for many other artists' landscapes. He is represented in important collections throughout Europe and the United States. Among his many notable works are Peasants in an Inn (The Hague); The Drinker (Louvre); The Smoker (Antwerp); and The Old Fiddler (Metropolitan Mus.). His brother and pupil,
Isaak van Ostade, 1621–49, painted at first in close imitation of his brother, but his interest in landscape led to paintings of a more pastoral character. He created many fine winter landscapes.
Van Ostade, Adriaen:see Ostade, Adriaen vanOstade, Adriaen van
, 1610–85, Dutch genre painter, b. Haarlem. Trained in the studio of Frans Hals, he was strongly influenced by his fellow student Adriaen Brouwer.
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