“Tree Concert”, Adrian van Ostade – a description of the picture

“Tree Concert”, Adrian van Ostade – a description of the picture
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  • Posted by Adrian van Ostade
  • Museum: Prado Museum
  • Year: 1630-1640

Description of the picture :

Village concert – Adrian van Ostade. Oil on canvas. 27 x 30

   Adrian van Ostade is one of the most famous representatives of the Dutch artists’ family, a master of the peasant household genre, a draftsman and a formative student, a student of Frans Hals.

   In the picture, the influence of Adrian Braver, the author of brutal common-people scenes, is felt. Despite the multi-complex Artistic tonal flavor, aged in the golden-ochry gamma, and the efficient transmission of cut-off crossings, the work with its fullness embodies the grotesque, comically-parodic nature of the “peasant scenes” of Ostade and is one of its early compositions. At the same time, in the images of the music-seeking peasants with their emphasized expression of gestures and expressive facial expressions, the artist reveals the universal principle, activity and immediacy, the fullness of vitality, the ability to extract from life its simple, simple joys.