Fighting peasants when playing cards, Adrian Brower

Fighting peasants when playing cards, Adrian Brower
Fighting peasants when playing cards, Adrian Brower - 1

  • Posted by Adrian Brower
  • Museum: Dresden Gallery
  • Year: Unknown

Description of the picture :

The fight of the peasants when playing cards is Adrian Brower. B / g. Oak, butter. 26.5×34.5
   Adrian Brower (1606-1638), a student of Frances Galsa, was one of the most original creators in Flemish art. He lived a short life – only 32 years old, dying of the plague. The artist wrote genre scenes from peasant life, folk dances, card players, smokers, scum and fights. He was particularly interested in the feelings, expression and facial expressions of the characters. Browever’s paintings are characterized by liveliness and ingenuity of the plan. Some of its canvases can cause thoughts of caricature. However, with careful consideration, it becomes clear that this is only a reproduction of everyday situations brought to great accuracy. In the master’s paintings there is no deliberate condemnation of heroes through ridicule. He just wrote the life around him. Modernists did not appreciate the painter, he always felt a great need. Subsequent generations have long perceived Brower primarily as a comedian artist, but rather it was a tragic figure.

   The quarrel when playing cards is one of Brower’s favorite stories. The action takes place in a typical tavern with its miserable regulars, poor situation. However, in order to portray poverty in this way, the master obviously needed to have a rich artistic imagination.