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