Self portrait with family, Otto van Veen, 1584

Self portrait with family, Otto van Veen, 1584

Self portrait with family, Otto van Veen, 1584 - 1

    • Posted by Otto van Veen
    • Museum: Louvre
    • Year: 1584

Description of the picture :

Self-portrait with family – Otto van Veen. 1584. Oil on canvas. 176×250

Flemish artist Otto van Veen (1556-1629) worshiped the art of the Italian Renaissance and in his work, especially in religious compositions, tried to follow his covenants.

The portraits of the artist’s brush are distinguished by a realistic manner. This Louvre work presents his large family. He himself sits in front of a easel with unfinished work, and relatives around – both men and women with sparkling white-climbing starch collars standing on dark clothes. All ladies, regardless of age, are depicted with white caps on their heads.