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.
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, 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
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. 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.
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, 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.

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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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A judge heard the palace attendant stole An Elderly Couple in an Arbour, by Dutch master Adriaen van Ostade, as well as a PS4,000 bowl and PS400 in silver cutlery, because officials didn't show sympathy when he broke his elbow.
Portraying local peasants in festive moods, in the vein of Adriaen van Ostade, these works were sold as individual hand-coloured etchings on paper.
The peasant scenes of his pupils Adriaen van Ostade and Adriaen Brouwer, although often resolutely bawdy, are more imaginative than their master's periodic lapses into respectability.
Works of Rembrandt's contemporaries and followers such as Jan Lievens, Nicolaes Maes, Adriaen van Ostade and more are also examined in context.
Unseen gems from the Barber collection showing various portraits of children, including works by Daubigny and Adriaen van Ostade.
Some of the Dutch Old Masters represented in the collection are Adriaen van Ostade, Jacob van Ruysdael, Aelbert Cuyp and Pieter Jansz.
After studying with Adriaen van Ostade, at that time the preeminent painter of peasant subjects, Bega undertook an extended tour of Germany, Switzerland and France, accompanied part of the way by Vincent van der Vinne (1628-1702), a fellow Haarlem artist.
In Haarlem, where he studied with Adriaen van Ostade, ingenuous painter of bawdy peasants (two of whose more virtuous pictures are in the Queen's Gallery), he would have encountered the more elegantly salacious scenes of Terborch, a frequent visitor.
Another surprise gleaned from the catalogue is the discovery that certain artists are under-represented in the collection, most notably the painter of peasant life Adriaen van Ostade.
As in the pictures of Adriaen van Ostade, the peasants are childishly apt to mirth, and childishly inquisitive.
Thus Maratti's three pictures in the exhibition occupy the space which could have been given to prime works by Jan Brueghel, Adriaen van Ostade and Herman van Swanevelt, also in Walpole's collection.
The jewel like cabinet picture Peasants merrymaking outside an inn by Adriaen van Ostade, painted on panel and dated 1660, comes with a particularly distinguished provenance, including the Duchesse de Berry and the Rothschilds.