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Dutch Genre Painting

Dutch Genre Painting

Author: Aleisha Olson
This lesson will analyze some examples of paintings of Dutch interiors.
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Notes on "Dutch Genre Painting"

Terms to Know

Genre Painting

Images in any various media that represent scenes or events from everyday life such as domestic settings, interiors, parties, inn scenes, or street scenes.


A symbolic narrative; a representation of an abstract or spiritual meaning through material forms.


The use of sarcasm, ridicule emphasizing weakness more than the weak person, denouncing vice and folly and implying moral judgment.

Camera Obscura

An early device with a hole in one end of an enclosed box or room that projects an image of its surroundings onto a flat screen or surface.



Image of Jan Vermeer, The Letter, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:The_Love_Letter_Vermeer.jpg; Image of Jan Vermeer, Allegory of the Art of Painting, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jan_Vermeer_van_Delft_011.jpg; Image of Jan Steen, The Feast of Saint Nicholas, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Jan_Steen_-_Het_Sint_Nicolaasfeest.jpg