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During this last semester I enjoyed learning about the Dutch and their ideas within their artworks The best part of the Dutch artwork is the genre paintings These paintings are like a story or a picture book that shows the lifestyle of the people during that period These paintings depicts their environment entertainment lifestyle cloths work and society in other words the everyday life style The two paintings which I have chosen are Dutch paintings from the 17th century These two paintings are also genre paintings which depicts their lifestyle I wanted to compare the two Dutch genre paintings and contrast the style color light style of the two painters Both paintings were Dutch genre paintings of the 17th century Joost-Cornelisz Droochsloots Village Merrymaking was done in oil on wood panel that dated back in 1586-1674 and Adriaen Van de Veldes Pastoral Landscape was done in oil on canvas dated back around 1660-1670 Despite the active tradition of Dutch paintings of the seventeenth century the realistic characteristics of art from this period can be reconciled with its possible meanings These artists created some of the most beautiful and luminous paintings of the Dutch Genre Period the cultural and economic flourishing of the Dutch from the time Paintings epitomizes the best elements of European baroque art combining Italian theatricality and innovative lighting effects with Dutch sensitivity to nature These splendid works of art reveal a warm light-filled art that celebrates the senses from the setting of the paintings The many delightful secular scenes as well as the dramatic paintings on traditional themes that are executed with a remarkable vivacity and surface beauty characteristic period These Dutch artists turned a portraitists eye onto the society around them scrutinizing the natural architectural and social topography of the Dutch society At the expense of traditional religious and historical subjects entirely new categories of painting gained popularity including landscape cityscape architectural views and genre scenes that depicted
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