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Greatest Genre Paintings200 Best Genre Pictures of Everyday Scenes By the World’s Best Painters. MAIN A-Z INDEX – A-Z of PAINTING
Visiting (1915) By the Russian genre painterAbram Arkhipov.Russian Museum St Petersburg.
ContentsWhat is a Genre Painting? • When was the first Genre Painting produced? • The Top 100 Greatest Genre Paintings (1500-1966) 16th Century Northern Renaissance 17th Century Dutch Painting 18th Century Rococo 19th Century 20th Century
A Burial at Ornans (1849) (detail) By Gustav CourbetMusee d’Orsay, Paris.
Greatest Genre ArtistsFor the Top 10 exponentssee: Best Genre Painters.
What is a Genre Painting? In fine art, a genre painting is the depiction of an everyday scene, in which one or more human figures play a significant part. The scene in question is usually painted in a realistic or at least non-idealized manner. This is the closest we can get to a definition of a genre painting, because there is no firm dividing line between this type of picture and (say) a landscape, or even a portrait.
When was the first Genre Painting produced? Small touches of genre are evident in 15th century Italian paintings, such as those of the Venetian painter Vittore Carpaccio (c.1500), but usually such elements were merely background for what was really religious paintings. Besides, realistic genre painting did not fit with the idealization of face and figure favoured by the Italian Renaissance. Not surprisingly, therefore, it was left to the more down-to-earth Northern Renaissance Artists (1430-1580) to pioneer the form, and to the later Dutch Realist artists to perfect it.
Living Room with the Artist’s Sister (1847) Bavarian State Art Collection, Neue Pinakothek, Munich.By Adolph Menzel.
Paintings ExplainedFor analysis of importantgenre works, please see:Famous Paintings Analyzed.
Here is a selected list of works, listed by artist, covering most major schools and movements.
Quentin Massys (1465-1530) Founder of the Antwerp School of Flemish painting. The Money Lender and His Wife (1514) Louvre Museum, Paris.
Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525-69) Netherlandish genre painter of the 16th century Netherlandish Proverbs (1559) Staatliche Museen, Berlin. Mad Meg (Dulle Griet) (1562) Mayer van den Bergh Museum, Antwerp. Massacre of the Innocents (c.1565-7) K.M., Vienna. Hunters in the Snow (1565) K.M., Vienna. The Wedding Dance (1566) Detroit Institute of Arts. Parable of the Blind (1568) Museo Nazionale di Capodimonte. Peasant Wedding (1568) K.M., Vienna.
Hendrick Avercamp (1585-1634) Dutch painter noted for his wintry genre paintings. A Scene on the Ice Near a Town (1615) National Gallery, London.
Adriaen Brouwer (1605-38) Haarlem School of Dutch Realism The Operation (1631) Alte Pinakothek, Munich.
Gerrit Dou (1613-75) Dutch genre artist from Leiden School Maidservant at a Window (1640) Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam. The Mousetrap (1645-50) Musee Fabre, Montpelier.
Gerrit van Honthorst (1592-1656) Follower of caravaggism, Utrecht School. The Merry Fiddler (1623) Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Concert on a Balcony (1624) Louvre, Paris.
Pieter de Hooch (1629-83) Dutch realist artist active in Delft Courtyard of a House in Delft (1658) National Gallery, London. The Linen Cupboard (1663) Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.
Samuel Van Hoogstraten (1627-78) Dutch Realist noted for his deep linear perspective. The Slippers (1654-60) Louvre, Paris. View down the Corridor (1662) Dyrham Park, UK.
Judith Leyster (1609-60) Dutch genre painter. Carousing Couple (1630) Louvre Museum, Paris. The Rejected Offer (1631) Mauritshuis, The Hague.
Nicolas Maes (1634-93) Dutch genre painter active in Dordrecht. The Eavesdropper (1657) Dordrecht Museum, Dordrecht.
Gabriel Metsu (1629-67) Dutch Realist from Leiden noted for polished small-scale genre paintings. The Prodigal Son (1640s) Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg. The Music Lesson (1658) National Gallery, London.
Adriaen van Ostade (1610-85) Haarlem Dutch Realist painter. Rustic Concert (1638) Prado, Madrid. Interior with Peasants (1663) Wallace Collection, London.
Jan Steen (1626-79) Dutch Realist from Haarlem. Beware of Luxury (1663) Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. The Christening Feast (1664) Wallace Collection, London.