“The Artist in the Workshop,” Adrian van Ostade – a description of the picture
- Posted by Adrian van Ostade
- Museum: Dresden Gallery
- Year: 1663
Description of the picture :
The artist in the workshop is Adrian van Ostade. Wood, butter. 38 x 35.5
Adrian van Ostade is a Dutch Baroque artist. He studied with Frances Hals, later Rembrandt greatly influenced his creative manner, but the talented Flemish genre Adrian Braver had a special impact. So Ostade became the home writer of the Dutch. The heroes of his paintings, as a rule, are simple people, hence the corresponding stories: scenes in the tavern (sometimes with brawls), tipsy brothers, musicians tipsy (whole gallery: violinist, flutist, piper, amazing even how many commoners could play on musical instruments, and especially on the violin).
On the presented canvas the plot is decent. Some believe that this is a self portrait of a painter. Be that as it may, the appearance of the workshop and the self-abstructed artist working in it evokes a good feeling: a spacious room filled with light from a beautifully riddled window, a mess that can be considered creative… Everything is done in warm harmonious colors. In a word, the picture creates a romantic mood, causes sadness in the old days and a state of complete immersion in creativity.