Comparison Of Works By Adriaen Van De Venne And Gabriel De Saint Aubin

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Comparison of Works by Adriaen van de Venne and Gabriel de Saint-Aubin I. Introduction II. Thesis III. Background a. Gabriel de Saint-Aubin b. Adriaen van de Venne IIII. Differences and similarities V. Conclusions a. Introduction The following paper is going to be focused on the work (and comparison of it) of the two, while relatively unknown to the public, but nevertheless fine artists of their time: Gabriel de Saint-Aubin and Adriaen van de Venne, whose paintings “Merry Company in an Arbor” (dated to 1615) and “Country Dance” (dated to approximately 1760-1762) I had the pleasure of observing at the J. Paul Getty Museum. “Merry Company” is a typical representative of the Dutch Golden Age paintings with the theme being a group of…show more content…
Background a. Firstly, a small digression into the biographies of the respective artists is necessary. Gabriel de Saint-Aubin was born into a family of artists in 1724, in Paris. He was a brilliant rococo painter, but the track record of achievements in his time was modest. While he studied at the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, he failed (three times) to win the Grand Prize of scholarship to study in the French Academy in Rome, which would have secured his hopes and hopes of his family for a traditional artistic career and he became a teacher of figure drawing and began to actively work in Paris. He painted almost everything, with a sense of meticulousness rivaling of the current investigative journalism. He sketched and painted everything, from street shows and salons to buildings. Sadly, his demise was unfortunate and he died in extreme poverty remembered by almost no one. But he left a legacy of 18th century Paris societal life and entertainment, legacy both historians and professionals can appreciate. b. Adriaen Pietersz van de Venne was born in 1589 to parents of certain social stature. Since the early age he was exposed to all sides of the society, with his parents fleeing the Spanish-controlled Netherlands due to the
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